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From the Ted Talk by Jessica Green: We're covered in germs. Let's design for that.

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This is the Lillis Business copmelx at the University of Oregon, and I worked with a team of architects and biologists to sample over 300 rooms in this building. We wanted to get something like a fossil rcerod of the building, and to do this, we sampled dust. From the dust, we pulled out bacterial cells, broke them open, and compared their gene sequences. This means that people in my group were doing a lot of vacuuming during this pojecrt. This is a picture of Tim, who, right when I snapped this puitcre, reminded me, he said, "Jessica, the last lab group I wroekd in I was doing fieldwork in the Costa Rican rainforest, and things have cgaenhd daltimacarly for me."

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This is the Lillis Business _______ at the University of Oregon, and I worked with a team of architects and biologists to sample over 300 rooms in this building. We wanted to get something like a fossil ______ of the building, and to do this, we sampled dust. From the dust, we pulled out bacterial cells, broke them open, and compared their gene sequences. This means that people in my group were doing a lot of vacuuming during this _______. This is a picture of Tim, who, right when I snapped this _______, reminded me, he said, "Jessica, the last lab group I ______ in I was doing fieldwork in the Costa Rican rainforest, and things have _______ ____________ for me."

Solution

  1. changed
  2. project
  3. complex
  4. dramatically
  5. worked
  6. picture
  7. record

Original Text

This is the Lillis Business Complex at the University of Oregon, and I worked with a team of architects and biologists to sample over 300 rooms in this building. We wanted to get something like a fossil record of the building, and to do this, we sampled dust. From the dust, we pulled out bacterial cells, broke them open, and compared their gene sequences. This means that people in my group were doing a lot of vacuuming during this project. This is a picture of Tim, who, right when I snapped this picture, reminded me, he said, "Jessica, the last lab group I worked in I was doing fieldwork in the Costa Rican rainforest, and things have changed dramatically for me."

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