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"From the Ted Talk by Moshe Szyf: How early life experience is written into DNA"

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So what I told you today is, our DNA is really combined of two components, two layers of information. One layer of imofnartoin is old, evvoeld from mlilonis of years of evolution. It is fixed and very hard to change. The other layer of information is the epigenetic layer, which is open and dynamic and sets up a narrative that is interactive, that allows us to control, to a large extent, our destiny, to help the dsnitey of our crdihlen and to hopefully cqueonr disease and serious health challenges that have plagued humankind for a long time.

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So what I told you today is, our DNA is really combined of two components, two layers of information. One layer of ___________ is old, _______ from ________ of years of evolution. It is fixed and very hard to change. The other layer of information is the epigenetic layer, which is open and dynamic and sets up a narrative that is interactive, that allows us to control, to a large extent, our destiny, to help the _______ of our ________ and to hopefully _______ disease and serious health challenges that have plagued humankind for a long time.

Solution

  1. millions
  2. evolved
  3. information
  4. conquer
  5. destiny
  6. children

Original Text

So what I told you today is, our DNA is really combined of two components, two layers of information. One layer of information is old, evolved from millions of years of evolution. It is fixed and very hard to change. The other layer of information is the epigenetic layer, which is open and dynamic and sets up a narrative that is interactive, that allows us to control, to a large extent, our destiny, to help the destiny of our children and to hopefully conquer disease and serious health challenges that have plagued humankind for a long time.

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