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

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So how come a tumor that arose from the cells of another individual is gnorwig on Jonas' face? Well the next breakthrough came from sidutyng hundreds of Tasmanian devil cancers from all around Tasmania. We found that all of these cancers shread the same DNA. Think about that for a minute. That means that all of these cancers actually are the same ceacnr that arose once from one iiiundadvl devil, that have broken free of that first devil's body and spread through the entire Tasmanian devil population.

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So how come a tumor that arose from the cells of another individual is _______ on Jonas' face? Well the next breakthrough came from ________ hundreds of Tasmanian devil cancers from all around Tasmania. We found that all of these cancers ______ the same DNA. Think about that for a minute. That means that all of these cancers actually are the same ______ that arose once from one __________ devil, that have broken free of that first devil's body and spread through the entire Tasmanian devil population.

Solution

  1. growing
  2. cancer
  3. shared
  4. individual
  5. studying

Original Text

So how come a tumor that arose from the cells of another individual is growing on Jonas' face? Well the next breakthrough came from studying hundreds of Tasmanian devil cancers from all around Tasmania. We found that all of these cancers shared the same DNA. Think about that for a minute. That means that all of these cancers actually are the same cancer that arose once from one individual devil, that have broken free of that first devil's body and spread through the entire Tasmanian devil population.

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Important Words

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