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

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Well, I was sdnutyig physics at the beginning and I took this airpixopoatmn of a hmaun as a gigantic Lego piece. So, imagine that the building blocks are little atoms and there is a hydrogen here, a cbroan here, a nitrogen here. So in the first approximation, if I can list the number of atoms that compose a human being, I can build it. Now, you can run some numbers and that happens to be quite an astonishing number. So the number of aomts, the file that I will save in my thumb drive to assemble a little baby, will actually fill an entire Titanic of tumhb drives — multiplied 2,000 times. This is the miracle of life. Every time you see from now on a pregnant lady, she's assembling the bsggeit amount of information that you will ever encounter. froget big data, forget anything you heard of. This is the biggest amount of information that estxis.

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Well, I was ________ physics at the beginning and I took this _____________ of a _____ as a gigantic Lego piece. So, imagine that the building blocks are little atoms and there is a hydrogen here, a ______ here, a nitrogen here. So in the first approximation, if I can list the number of atoms that compose a human being, I can build it. Now, you can run some numbers and that happens to be quite an astonishing number. So the number of _____, the file that I will save in my thumb drive to assemble a little baby, will actually fill an entire Titanic of _____ drives — multiplied 2,000 times. This is the miracle of life. Every time you see from now on a pregnant lady, she's assembling the _______ amount of information that you will ever encounter. ______ big data, forget anything you heard of. This is the biggest amount of information that ______.

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Original Text

Well, I was studying physics at the beginning and I took this approximation of a human as a gigantic Lego piece. So, imagine that the building blocks are little atoms and there is a hydrogen here, a carbon here, a nitrogen here. So in the first approximation, if I can list the number of atoms that compose a human being, I can build it. Now, you can run some numbers and that happens to be quite an astonishing number. So the number of atoms, the file that I will save in my thumb drive to assemble a little baby, will actually fill an entire Titanic of thumb drives — multiplied 2,000 times. This is the miracle of life. Every time you see from now on a pregnant lady, she's assembling the biggest amount of information that you will ever encounter. Forget big data, forget anything you heard of. This is the biggest amount of information that exists.

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