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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

The biological printer leverages our ability to read and wtire DNA and starts to bnirg into focus what we like to call biological tlatteopeiron. I am a bloosigit and an engineer who builds stuff out of DNA. Believe it or not, one of my favorite things to do is to take DNA apart and put it back together so that I can understand better how it wroks. I can edit and program DNA to do things, just like coders programing a computer. But my apps are different. They create life. Self-replicating living cells and things like vaccines and therapeutics that work in ways that were persuloivy impossible.

Open Cloze

The biological printer leverages our ability to read and _____ DNA and starts to _____ into focus what we like to call biological _____________. I am a _________ and an engineer who builds stuff out of DNA. Believe it or not, one of my favorite things to do is to take DNA apart and put it back together so that I can understand better how it _____. I can edit and program DNA to do things, just like coders programing a computer. But my apps are different. They create life. Self-replicating living cells and things like vaccines and therapeutics that work in ways that were __________ impossible.

Solution

  1. previously
  2. teleportation
  3. biologist
  4. bring
  5. write
  6. works

Original Text

The biological printer leverages our ability to read and write DNA and starts to bring into focus what we like to call biological teleportation. I am a biologist and an engineer who builds stuff out of DNA. Believe it or not, one of my favorite things to do is to take DNA apart and put it back together so that I can understand better how it works. I can edit and program DNA to do things, just like coders programing a computer. But my apps are different. They create life. Self-replicating living cells and things like vaccines and therapeutics that work in ways that were previously impossible.

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

Important Words

  1. ability
  2. apps
  3. biological
  4. biologist
  5. bring
  6. builds
  7. call
  8. cells
  9. coders
  10. computer
  11. create
  12. dna
  13. edit
  14. engineer
  15. favorite
  16. focus
  17. impossible
  18. leverages
  19. life
  20. living
  21. previously
  22. printer
  23. program
  24. programing
  25. put
  26. read
  27. starts
  28. stuff
  29. teleportation
  30. therapeutics
  31. understand
  32. vaccines
  33. ways
  34. work
  35. works
  36. write