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From the Ted Talk by Nina Tandon: Could tissue engineering mean personalized medicine?

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So some poelpe think that these models sound well and good, but ask, "Well, are these really as good as the rat?" The rat is an entire organism, after all, with interacting networks of organs. A drug for the heart can get mboeetizlad in the liver, and some of the broputdycs may be stored in the fat. Don't you miss all that with these tissue-engineered models? Well, this is another trend in the felid. By combining tissue engineering techniques with microfluidics, the field is actually evolving towards just that, a model of the entire eecsoytsm of the body, celmtpoe with multiple organ systems to be able to test how a drug you might take for your blood pressure might affect your liver or an aseirsedntnpat might affect your heart. These systems are really hard to biuld, but we're just starting to be able to get there, and so, watch out.

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So some ______ think that these models sound well and good, but ask, "Well, are these really as good as the rat?" The rat is an entire organism, after all, with interacting networks of organs. A drug for the heart can get ___________ in the liver, and some of the __________ may be stored in the fat. Don't you miss all that with these tissue-engineered models? Well, this is another trend in the _____. By combining tissue engineering techniques with microfluidics, the field is actually evolving towards just that, a model of the entire _________ of the body, ________ with multiple organ systems to be able to test how a drug you might take for your blood pressure might affect your liver or an ______________ might affect your heart. These systems are really hard to _____, but we're just starting to be able to get there, and so, watch out.

Solution

  1. people
  2. metabolized
  3. antidepressant
  4. byproducts
  5. build
  6. complete
  7. ecosystem
  8. field

Original Text

So some people think that these models sound well and good, but ask, "Well, are these really as good as the rat?" The rat is an entire organism, after all, with interacting networks of organs. A drug for the heart can get metabolized in the liver, and some of the byproducts may be stored in the fat. Don't you miss all that with these tissue-engineered models? Well, this is another trend in the field. By combining tissue engineering techniques with microfluidics, the field is actually evolving towards just that, a model of the entire ecosystem of the body, complete with multiple organ systems to be able to test how a drug you might take for your blood pressure might affect your liver or an antidepressant might affect your heart. These systems are really hard to build, but we're just starting to be able to get there, and so, watch out.

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