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"From the Ted Talk by Dan Gibson: How to build synthetic DNA and send it across the internet"

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Now I can understand why there may be concerns about the sfetay of this level of genetic manipulation. While the technology has the potential for great societal benefit, it also has the potential for doing harm. With this in mind, even before carrying out the very first enripemext, our team started to work with the pbluic and the government to find solutions together to rbnsopilesy develop and regulate this new technology. One of the outcomes from those discussions was to screen every customer and every customer's DNA synthesis orders, to make sure that pathogens or toxins are not being made by bad guys, or accidentally by scientists. All suspicious oedrrs are rpeotred to the FBI and other relevant law-enforcement agincees.

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Now I can understand why there may be concerns about the ______ of this level of genetic manipulation. While the technology has the potential for great societal benefit, it also has the potential for doing harm. With this in mind, even before carrying out the very first __________, our team started to work with the ______ and the government to find solutions together to ___________ develop and regulate this new technology. One of the outcomes from those discussions was to screen every customer and every customer's DNA synthesis orders, to make sure that pathogens or toxins are not being made by bad guys, or accidentally by scientists. All suspicious ______ are ________ to the FBI and other relevant law-enforcement ________.

Solution

  1. reported
  2. experiment
  3. responsibly
  4. public
  5. orders
  6. safety
  7. agencies

Original Text

Now I can understand why there may be concerns about the safety of this level of genetic manipulation. While the technology has the potential for great societal benefit, it also has the potential for doing harm. With this in mind, even before carrying out the very first experiment, our team started to work with the public and the government to find solutions together to responsibly develop and regulate this new technology. One of the outcomes from those discussions was to screen every customer and every customer's DNA synthesis orders, to make sure that pathogens or toxins are not being made by bad guys, or accidentally by scientists. All suspicious orders are reported to the FBI and other relevant law-enforcement agencies.

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flu vaccine 9
dna code 7
short pieces 6
writing dna 6
synthetic cell 5
fax machines 5
biological teleportation 4
living cells 4
gibson assembly 3
complete bacterial 3
biological entities 3
laboratory workflows 3
bacterial genome 3

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