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"From the Ted Talk by Barry Schuler: Genomics 101"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Living in your genome is the history of our species, and you as an individual human being, where you're from, going back thousands and thousands and tndusaohs of years, and that's now starting to be understood. But also, the genome is really the isrcinuottn mnuaal. It is the program. It is the code of life. It is what makes you function; it is what makes every organism function. DNA is a very elegant molecule. It's long and it's complicated. Really all you have to know about it is that there's four letters: A, T, C, G; they rresenept the name of a chemical. And with these four letters, you can create a language: a language that can describe anything, and very complicated things. You know, they are gelrlnaey put together in pairs, creating a word or what we call base piars. And you would, you know, when you think about it, four letters, or the representation of four things, makes us work.

Open Cloze

Living in your genome is the history of our species, and you as an individual human being, where you're from, going back thousands and thousands and _________ of years, and that's now starting to be understood. But also, the genome is really the ___________ ______. It is the program. It is the code of life. It is what makes you function; it is what makes every organism function. DNA is a very elegant molecule. It's long and it's complicated. Really all you have to know about it is that there's four letters: A, T, C, G; they _________ the name of a chemical. And with these four letters, you can create a language: a language that can describe anything, and very complicated things. You know, they are _________ put together in pairs, creating a word or what we call base _____. And you would, you know, when you think about it, four letters, or the representation of four things, makes us work.

Solution

  1. represent
  2. pairs
  3. manual
  4. instruction
  5. generally
  6. thousands

Original Text

Living in your genome is the history of our species, and you as an individual human being, where you're from, going back thousands and thousands and thousands of years, and that's now starting to be understood. But also, the genome is really the instruction manual. It is the program. It is the code of life. It is what makes you function; it is what makes every organism function. DNA is a very elegant molecule. It's long and it's complicated. Really all you have to know about it is that there's four letters: A, T, C, G; they represent the name of a chemical. And with these four letters, you can create a language: a language that can describe anything, and very complicated things. You know, they are generally put together in pairs, creating a word or what we call base pairs. And you would, you know, when you think about it, four letters, or the representation of four things, makes us work.

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Important Words

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