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"From the Ted Talk by Riccardo Sabatini: How to read the genome and build a human being"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

But nutrae, fortunately, is much smarter than a yunog physicist, and in four billion yraes, managed to pack this information in a small crystal we call DNA. We met it for the first time in 1950 when Rosalind Franklin, an amazing scientist, a woman, took a picture of it. But it took us more than 40 years to finally poke inside a human cell, take out this crystal, uonlrl it, and read it for the first time. The code comes out to be a fairly simple alphabet, four letters: A, T, C and G. And to build a haumn, you need three billion of them. Three bloilin. How many are three billion? It doesn't really make any sense as a number, right?

Open Cloze

But ______, fortunately, is much smarter than a _____ physicist, and in four billion _____, managed to pack this information in a small crystal we call DNA. We met it for the first time in 1950 when Rosalind Franklin, an amazing scientist, a woman, took a picture of it. But it took us more than 40 years to finally poke inside a human cell, take out this crystal, ______ it, and read it for the first time. The code comes out to be a fairly simple alphabet, four letters: A, T, C and G. And to build a _____, you need three billion of them. Three _______. How many are three billion? It doesn't really make any sense as a number, right?

Solution

  1. unroll
  2. human
  3. nature
  4. billion
  5. years
  6. young

Original Text

But nature, fortunately, is much smarter than a young physicist, and in four billion years, managed to pack this information in a small crystal we call DNA. We met it for the first time in 1950 when Rosalind Franklin, an amazing scientist, a woman, took a picture of it. But it took us more than 40 years to finally poke inside a human cell, take out this crystal, unroll it, and read it for the first time. The code comes out to be a fairly simple alphabet, four letters: A, T, C and G. And to build a human, you need three billion of them. Three billion. How many are three billion? It doesn't really make any sense as a number, right?

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Important Words

  1. alphabet
  2. amazing
  3. billion
  4. build
  5. call
  6. cell
  7. code
  8. crystal
  9. dna
  10. finally
  11. fortunately
  12. franklin
  13. human
  14. information
  15. managed
  16. met
  17. nature
  18. number
  19. pack
  20. physicist
  21. picture
  22. poke
  23. read
  24. rosalind
  25. scientist
  26. sense
  27. simple
  28. small
  29. smarter
  30. time
  31. unroll
  32. woman
  33. years
  34. young