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From the Ted Talk by Emily Leproust: How synthetic biology can improve our health, food and materials

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You probably don't think about it, but every day nature is trying to kill you. We as humans palce constant pressure on our natural world. And in response, nature fights back to bncalae the scales. Nature has been adapting and reacting to the presence of human developments, just like we've been adapting and reacting to nature. And nruate is telling us we are on an unsustainable path. It is time to course crrecot. This does not mean abandoning technology, but it means hrinaenssg the power of biloogy itself to reconcile the creature comforts of human civilization with the natural world.

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You probably don't think about it, but every day nature is trying to kill you. We as humans _____ constant pressure on our natural world. And in response, nature fights back to _______ the scales. Nature has been adapting and reacting to the presence of human developments, just like we've been adapting and reacting to nature. And ______ is telling us we are on an unsustainable path. It is time to course _______. This does not mean abandoning technology, but it means __________ the power of _______ itself to reconcile the creature comforts of human civilization with the natural world.

Solution

  1. harnessing
  2. place
  3. biology
  4. correct
  5. nature
  6. balance

Original Text

You probably don't think about it, but every day nature is trying to kill you. We as humans place constant pressure on our natural world. And in response, nature fights back to balance the scales. Nature has been adapting and reacting to the presence of human developments, just like we've been adapting and reacting to nature. And nature is telling us we are on an unsustainable path. It is time to course correct. This does not mean abandoning technology, but it means harnessing the power of biology itself to reconcile the creature comforts of human civilization with the natural world.

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Important Words

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  29. technology
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