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From the Ted Talk by Drew Berry: Animations of unseeable biology

Unscramble the Blue Letters

This is work from a nbuemr of years ago, but what I'll show you next is uptaedd science, it's updated technology. So again, we begin with DNA. And it's jgniiglg and wiggling there because of the surrounding soup of molecules, which I've stripped away so you can see something. DNA is about two nanometers across, which is really quite tiny. But in each one of your cells, each strand of DNA is about 30 to 40 million nanometers long. So to keep the DNA organized and ruleagte ascces to the genetic code, it's wrapped around these purple proteins — or I've labeled them purple here. It's packaged up and bundled up. All this field of view is a sinlge strand of DNA. This huge package of DNA is called a chromosome. And we'll come back to chromosomes in a mtiune.

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This is work from a ______ of years ago, but what I'll show you next is _______ science, it's updated technology. So again, we begin with DNA. And it's ________ and wiggling there because of the surrounding soup of molecules, which I've stripped away so you can see something. DNA is about two nanometers across, which is really quite tiny. But in each one of your cells, each strand of DNA is about 30 to 40 million nanometers long. So to keep the DNA organized and ________ ______ to the genetic code, it's wrapped around these purple proteins — or I've labeled them purple here. It's packaged up and bundled up. All this field of view is a ______ strand of DNA. This huge package of DNA is called a chromosome. And we'll come back to chromosomes in a ______.

Solution

  1. single
  2. regulate
  3. updated
  4. minute
  5. number
  6. access
  7. jiggling

Original Text

This is work from a number of years ago, but what I'll show you next is updated science, it's updated technology. So again, we begin with DNA. And it's jiggling and wiggling there because of the surrounding soup of molecules, which I've stripped away so you can see something. DNA is about two nanometers across, which is really quite tiny. But in each one of your cells, each strand of DNA is about 30 to 40 million nanometers long. So to keep the DNA organized and regulate access to the genetic code, it's wrapped around these purple proteins — or I've labeled them purple here. It's packaged up and bundled up. All this field of view is a single strand of DNA. This huge package of DNA is called a chromosome. And we'll come back to chromosomes in a minute.

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Important Words

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