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"From the Ted Talk by Michael Archer: How we'll resurrect the gastric brooding frog, the Tasmanian tiger"

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I saw a miracle starting to happen. What we found was most of these eggs didn't work, but then suddenly, one of them bgaen to divide. That was so exciting. And then the egg divided again. And then again. And pretty soon, we had early-stage eormybs with hrdduens of clels forming those. We even DNA-tested some of these cells, and the DNA of the extinct frog is in those cells. So we're very eecxitd. This is not a tadpole. It's not a frog. But it's a long way along the jerunoy to producing, or bringing back, an extinct species. And this is news. We haven't announced this publicly before. We're excited. We've got to get past this point. We now want this ball of cells to start to gastrulate, to turn in so that it will produce the other tsseuis. It'll go on and produce a tadpole and then a frog. wctah this space. I think we're going to have this frog hopping glad to be back in the world again.

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I saw a miracle starting to happen. What we found was most of these eggs didn't work, but then suddenly, one of them _____ to divide. That was so exciting. And then the egg divided again. And then again. And pretty soon, we had early-stage _______ with ________ of _____ forming those. We even DNA-tested some of these cells, and the DNA of the extinct frog is in those cells. So we're very _______. This is not a tadpole. It's not a frog. But it's a long way along the _______ to producing, or bringing back, an extinct species. And this is news. We haven't announced this publicly before. We're excited. We've got to get past this point. We now want this ball of cells to start to gastrulate, to turn in so that it will produce the other _______. It'll go on and produce a tadpole and then a frog. _____ this space. I think we're going to have this frog hopping glad to be back in the world again.

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  5. began
  6. watch
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  8. tissues

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I saw a miracle starting to happen. What we found was most of these eggs didn't work, but then suddenly, one of them began to divide. That was so exciting. And then the egg divided again. And then again. And pretty soon, we had early-stage embryos with hundreds of cells forming those. We even DNA-tested some of these cells, and the DNA of the extinct frog is in those cells. So we're very excited. This is not a tadpole. It's not a frog. But it's a long way along the journey to producing, or bringing back, an extinct species. And this is news. We haven't announced this publicly before. We're excited. We've got to get past this point. We now want this ball of cells to start to gastrulate, to turn in so that it will produce the other tissues. It'll go on and produce a tadpole and then a frog. Watch this space. I think we're going to have this frog hopping glad to be back in the world again.

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