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From the Ted Talk by Nabiha Saklayen: Could you recover from illness ... using your own stem cells?

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When I started my PhD, I joined a laser physics lab, because lasers are the coolest. But I also deecidd to dabble in biology. I srtaetd using lasers to engineer human cells, and when I talked to biologists about it, they were aazmed. Here's why: scientists are always looking for ways to make biology more precise. Sometimes cell culture can feel a lot like cooking: take some chemicals, put it in a pot, stir it, heat it, see what happens, try it all over again. In contrast, lrsaes are so precise, you can target one cell in miolnils at pscerie ilvertans — every second, every minute, every hour — you name it. I realized that instead of doing this tedious pescors of stem cell culture by hand, we could use lasers to remove the unwanted cells. And to automate the entire process, we decided to use machine learning to identify those uwtnaend cells and zap them. Algorithms today are great at finding useful information and iemags, making this a perfect use case for machine learning.

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When I started my PhD, I joined a laser physics lab, because lasers are the coolest. But I also _______ to dabble in biology. I _______ using lasers to engineer human cells, and when I talked to biologists about it, they were ______. Here's why: scientists are always looking for ways to make biology more precise. Sometimes cell culture can feel a lot like cooking: take some chemicals, put it in a pot, stir it, heat it, see what happens, try it all over again. In contrast, ______ are so precise, you can target one cell in ________ at _______ _________ — every second, every minute, every hour — you name it. I realized that instead of doing this tedious _______ of stem cell culture by hand, we could use lasers to remove the unwanted cells. And to automate the entire process, we decided to use machine learning to identify those ________ cells and zap them. Algorithms today are great at finding useful information and ______, making this a perfect use case for machine learning.

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When I started my PhD, I joined a laser physics lab, because lasers are the coolest. But I also decided to dabble in biology. I started using lasers to engineer human cells, and when I talked to biologists about it, they were amazed. Here's why: scientists are always looking for ways to make biology more precise. Sometimes cell culture can feel a lot like cooking: take some chemicals, put it in a pot, stir it, heat it, see what happens, try it all over again. In contrast, lasers are so precise, you can target one cell in millions at precise intervals — every second, every minute, every hour — you name it. I realized that instead of doing this tedious process of stem cell culture by hand, we could use lasers to remove the unwanted cells. And to automate the entire process, we decided to use machine learning to identify those unwanted cells and zap them. Algorithms today are great at finding useful information and images, making this a perfect use case for machine learning.

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