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"From the Ted Talk by Elizabeth Murchison: Fighting a contagious cancer"

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But this dog cancer is quite remarkable, because it spread all around the world. And in fact, these same cells that are affecting Kimbo here are also found affecting dogs in New York City, in mountain vgiellas in the Himalayas and in Outback Australia. We also believe this cancer might be very old. In fact, genetic pfoliring tells that it may be tens of thousands of yreas old, which means that this cancer may have first arisen from the cells of a wolf that lived alongside the nlaneetrhdas. This cancer is remarkable. It's the oldest mammalian-derived life form that we know of. It's a living rliec of the dnsaitt past.

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But this dog cancer is quite remarkable, because it spread all around the world. And in fact, these same cells that are affecting Kimbo here are also found affecting dogs in New York City, in mountain ________ in the Himalayas and in Outback Australia. We also believe this cancer might be very old. In fact, genetic _________ tells that it may be tens of thousands of _____ old, which means that this cancer may have first arisen from the cells of a wolf that lived alongside the ____________. This cancer is remarkable. It's the oldest mammalian-derived life form that we know of. It's a living _____ of the _______ past.

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  1. profiling
  2. relic
  3. neanderthals
  4. villages
  5. years
  6. distant

Original Text

But this dog cancer is quite remarkable, because it spread all around the world. And in fact, these same cells that are affecting Kimbo here are also found affecting dogs in New York City, in mountain villages in the Himalayas and in Outback Australia. We also believe this cancer might be very old. In fact, genetic profiling tells that it may be tens of thousands of years old, which means that this cancer may have first arisen from the cells of a wolf that lived alongside the Neanderthals. This cancer is remarkable. It's the oldest mammalian-derived life form that we know of. It's a living relic of the distant past.

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