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From the Ted Talk by Nina Tandon: Caring for engineered tissue

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But that brings me to lesson number two: cells do all the work. In a snese, tissue engineers have a bit of an identity crisis here, because structural engineers build bridges and big things, computer enireegns, computers, but what we are doing is actually building enabling technologies for the cells themselves. What does this mean for us? Let's do something really simple. Let's rienmd ourselves that cells are not an aartbcst concept. Let's remember that our cells sustain our lives in a very real way. "We are what we eat," could easily be described as, "We are what our clels eat." And in the case of the flora in our gut, these cells may not even be huamn. But it's also worth noting that cells also mediate our experience of life. Behind every sonud, sihgt, touch, taste and smell is a corresponding set of cells that receive this information and interpret it for us. It begs the question: shall we expand our sense of environmental shdrwtiseap to include the ecosystem of our own bodies?

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But that brings me to lesson number two: cells do all the work. In a _____, tissue engineers have a bit of an identity crisis here, because structural engineers build bridges and big things, computer _________, computers, but what we are doing is actually building enabling technologies for the cells themselves. What does this mean for us? Let's do something really simple. Let's ______ ourselves that cells are not an ________ concept. Let's remember that our cells sustain our lives in a very real way. "We are what we eat," could easily be described as, "We are what our _____ eat." And in the case of the flora in our gut, these cells may not even be _____. But it's also worth noting that cells also mediate our experience of life. Behind every _____, _____, touch, taste and smell is a corresponding set of cells that receive this information and interpret it for us. It begs the question: shall we expand our sense of environmental ___________ to include the ecosystem of our own bodies?

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  5. stewardship
  6. abstract
  7. engineers
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Original Text

But that brings me to lesson number two: cells do all the work. In a sense, tissue engineers have a bit of an identity crisis here, because structural engineers build bridges and big things, computer engineers, computers, but what we are doing is actually building enabling technologies for the cells themselves. What does this mean for us? Let's do something really simple. Let's remind ourselves that cells are not an abstract concept. Let's remember that our cells sustain our lives in a very real way. "We are what we eat," could easily be described as, "We are what our cells eat." And in the case of the flora in our gut, these cells may not even be human. But it's also worth noting that cells also mediate our experience of life. Behind every sound, sight, touch, taste and smell is a corresponding set of cells that receive this information and interpret it for us. It begs the question: shall we expand our sense of environmental stewardship to include the ecosystem of our own bodies?

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