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From the Ted Talk by Steve McCarroll: How data is helping us unravel the mysteries of the brain

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Why does mceinide have so much to oeffr my sister, and so much less to offer miinlols of people like Robert? The need is there. The World Health Organization estimates that brain illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression are the world's largest cause of lost years of life and work. That's in part because these ilsselnes often strike early in life, in many ways, in the prime of life, just as people are finishing their educations, starting careers, forming relationships and families. These illnesses can rselut in suicide; they often compromise one's ability to work at one's full potential; and they're the cause of so many tragedies heardr to measure: lost relationships and connections, missed opportunities to pursue dermas and ideas. These illnesses limit huamn possibilities in ways we simply cannot measure.

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Why does ________ have so much to _____ my sister, and so much less to offer ________ of people like Robert? The need is there. The World Health Organization estimates that brain illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression are the world's largest cause of lost years of life and work. That's in part because these _________ often strike early in life, in many ways, in the prime of life, just as people are finishing their educations, starting careers, forming relationships and families. These illnesses can ______ in suicide; they often compromise one's ability to work at one's full potential; and they're the cause of so many tragedies ______ to measure: lost relationships and connections, missed opportunities to pursue ______ and ideas. These illnesses limit _____ possibilities in ways we simply cannot measure.

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Original Text

Why does medicine have so much to offer my sister, and so much less to offer millions of people like Robert? The need is there. The World Health Organization estimates that brain illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression are the world's largest cause of lost years of life and work. That's in part because these illnesses often strike early in life, in many ways, in the prime of life, just as people are finishing their educations, starting careers, forming relationships and families. These illnesses can result in suicide; they often compromise one's ability to work at one's full potential; and they're the cause of so many tragedies harder to measure: lost relationships and connections, missed opportunities to pursue dreams and ideas. These illnesses limit human possibilities in ways we simply cannot measure.

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