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"From the Ted Talk by Geraldine Hamilton: Body parts on a chip"

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ognars on chips could also cnghae the way we do clinical trials in the future. Right now, the average participant in a clinical trial is that: average. Tends to be middle aged, tends to be female. You won't find many cciinlal trials in which children are involved, yet every day, we give children medications, and the only sfteay data we have on that drug is one that we obtained from alutds. Children are not adults. They may not respond in the same way adults do. There are other things like genetic dieecnreffs in populations that may lead to at-risk plnoopiutas that are at risk of having an asvedre drug reaction. Now imagine if we could take cells from all those different populations, put them on chips, and ctreae populations on a chip. This could really change the way we do clinical trials. And this is the team and the people that are doing this. We have engineers, we have cell booiglsits, we have clinicians, all working together. We're really seeing something quite incredible at the Wyss Institute. It's really a convergence of diipslcnies, where biology is influencing the way we design, the way we engineer, the way we build. It's pretty exciting.

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______ on chips could also ______ the way we do clinical trials in the future. Right now, the average participant in a clinical trial is that: average. Tends to be middle aged, tends to be female. You won't find many ________ trials in which children are involved, yet every day, we give children medications, and the only ______ data we have on that drug is one that we obtained from ______. Children are not adults. They may not respond in the same way adults do. There are other things like genetic ___________ in populations that may lead to at-risk ___________ that are at risk of having an _______ drug reaction. Now imagine if we could take cells from all those different populations, put them on chips, and ______ populations on a chip. This could really change the way we do clinical trials. And this is the team and the people that are doing this. We have engineers, we have cell __________, we have clinicians, all working together. We're really seeing something quite incredible at the Wyss Institute. It's really a convergence of ___________, where biology is influencing the way we design, the way we engineer, the way we build. It's pretty exciting.

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  3. adverse
  4. differences
  5. change
  6. clinical
  7. adults
  8. biologists
  9. safety
  10. organs
  11. disciplines

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Organs on chips could also change the way we do clinical trials in the future. Right now, the average participant in a clinical trial is that: average. Tends to be middle aged, tends to be female. You won't find many clinical trials in which children are involved, yet every day, we give children medications, and the only safety data we have on that drug is one that we obtained from adults. Children are not adults. They may not respond in the same way adults do. There are other things like genetic differences in populations that may lead to at-risk populations that are at risk of having an adverse drug reaction. Now imagine if we could take cells from all those different populations, put them on chips, and create populations on a chip. This could really change the way we do clinical trials. And this is the team and the people that are doing this. We have engineers, we have cell biologists, we have clinicians, all working together. We're really seeing something quite incredible at the Wyss Institute. It's really a convergence of disciplines, where biology is influencing the way we design, the way we engineer, the way we build. It's pretty exciting.

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