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From the Ted Talk by Jim Collins: How we're using AI to discover new antibiotics

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And that's not all. We're also using the tools of synthetic _______, tinkering with DNA and other cellular machinery, to serve human purposes like _________ COVID-19, and of note, we are working to develop a protective mask that can also serve as a rapid __________ test. So how does that work? Well, we recently showed that you can take the cellular machinery out of a living cell and freeze-dry it along with RNA _______ onto paper in order to create low-cost diagnostics for _____ and Zika. The sensors are activated when they're rehydrated by a patient ______ that could _______ of blood or saliva, for example. It turns out, this technology is not limited to paper and can be applied to other materials, including cloth. For the COVID-19 pandemic, we're designing RNA sensors to ______ the _____ and freeze-drying these along with the needed cellular machinery into the fabric of a face mask, where the simple act of breathing, along with the water vapor that comes with it, can activate the test. Thus, if a patient is infected with SARS-CoV-2, the mask will produce a fluorescent ______ that could be detected by a simple, inexpensive ________ ______. In one or two _____, a patient could thus be diagnosed safely, remotely and accurately.

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Original Text

And that's not all. We're also using the tools of synthetic biology, tinkering with DNA and other cellular machinery, to serve human purposes like combating COVID-19, and of note, we are working to develop a protective mask that can also serve as a rapid diagnostic test. So how does that work? Well, we recently showed that you can take the cellular machinery out of a living cell and freeze-dry it along with RNA sensors onto paper in order to create low-cost diagnostics for Ebola and Zika. The sensors are activated when they're rehydrated by a patient sample that could consist of blood or saliva, for example. It turns out, this technology is not limited to paper and can be applied to other materials, including cloth. For the COVID-19 pandemic, we're designing RNA sensors to detect the virus and freeze-drying these along with the needed cellular machinery into the fabric of a face mask, where the simple act of breathing, along with the water vapor that comes with it, can activate the test. Thus, if a patient is infected with SARS-CoV-2, the mask will produce a fluorescent signal that could be detected by a simple, inexpensive handheld device. In one or two hours, a patient could thus be diagnosed safely, remotely and accurately.

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