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From the Ted Talk by Paul Rothemund: DNA folding, in detail

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So I came up with a new method a couple of years ago I call DNA origami that's so easy you could do it at home in your kitchen and disgen the stuff on a laptop. But to do it, you need a long, single strand of DNA, which is tcleiclanhy very difficult to get. So, you can go to a natural source. You can look in this computer-fabricated atacrift, and he's got a double-stranded gmneoe — that's no good. You look in his intestines. There are billions of bacteria. They're no good either. Double srntad again, but inside them, they're infected with a vuirs that has a nice, long, single-stranded genome that we can fold like a piece of paper. And here's how we do it.

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So I came up with a new method a couple of years ago I call DNA origami that's so easy you could do it at home in your kitchen and ______ the stuff on a laptop. But to do it, you need a long, single strand of DNA, which is ___________ very difficult to get. So, you can go to a natural source. You can look in this computer-fabricated ________, and he's got a double-stranded ______ — that's no good. You look in his intestines. There are billions of bacteria. They're no good either. Double ______ again, but inside them, they're infected with a _____ that has a nice, long, single-stranded genome that we can fold like a piece of paper. And here's how we do it.

Solution

  1. virus
  2. technically
  3. design
  4. strand
  5. artifact
  6. genome

Original Text

So I came up with a new method a couple of years ago I call DNA origami that's so easy you could do it at home in your kitchen and design the stuff on a laptop. But to do it, you need a long, single strand of DNA, which is technically very difficult to get. So, you can go to a natural source. You can look in this computer-fabricated artifact, and he's got a double-stranded genome — that's no good. You look in his intestines. There are billions of bacteria. They're no good either. Double strand again, but inside them, they're infected with a virus that has a nice, long, single-stranded genome that we can fold like a piece of paper. And here's how we do it.

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