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From the Ted Talk by Cella Wright: How do you know if you have a virus?

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PCR and immunoassays are always in the psceros of becoming more accurate and efficient. For example, innovations in PCR have led to the use of self-contained testing devices that raely results within one hour. Digital PCR, which quantifies individual pieces of target DNA, shows promise in further boosting accuracy. And although immunoassays are dfculiift to dveloep quickly, rersreahces in Singapore were able to create one for SARS-CoV-2 even before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. These tests— along with the scientists who develop them and the health poansefslrios who administer them— are absolutely essential. And when deployed elary, they can save millions of lives.

Open Cloze

PCR and immunoassays are always in the _______ of becoming more accurate and efficient. For example, innovations in PCR have led to the use of self-contained testing devices that _____ results within one hour. Digital PCR, which quantifies individual pieces of target DNA, shows promise in further boosting accuracy. And although immunoassays are _________ to _______ quickly, ___________ in Singapore were able to create one for SARS-CoV-2 even before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. These tests— along with the scientists who develop them and the health _____________ who administer them— are absolutely essential. And when deployed _____, they can save millions of lives.

Solution

  1. relay
  2. develop
  3. professionals
  4. researchers
  5. early
  6. process
  7. difficult

Original Text

PCR and immunoassays are always in the process of becoming more accurate and efficient. For example, innovations in PCR have led to the use of self-contained testing devices that relay results within one hour. Digital PCR, which quantifies individual pieces of target DNA, shows promise in further boosting accuracy. And although immunoassays are difficult to develop quickly, researchers in Singapore were able to create one for SARS-CoV-2 even before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. These tests— along with the scientists who develop them and the health professionals who administer them— are absolutely essential. And when deployed early, they can save millions of lives.

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