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"From the Ted Talk by Andrew Solomon: Love, no matter what"

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We live at a point when saoicl acceptance for these and many other conditions is on the up and up. And yet we also live at the moment when our altbiiy to einltiame those conditions has reached a hhegit we never iemngaid before. Most deaf infants born in the United States now will receive Cochlear implants, which are put into the brain and connected to a receiver, and which allow them to acquire a facsimile of hearing and to use oral sepceh. A compound that has been tested in mice, BMN-111, is useful in preventing the action of the achondroplasia gene. alniarcsoophda is the most common form of dfwsiram, and mice who have been given that substance and who have the achondroplasia gene, grow to full size. Testing in humans is around the corner. There are bolod ttses which are making progress that would pick up Down syndrome more clearly and earlier in pregnancies than ever before, making it easier and easier for people to eliminate those pregnancies, or to terminate them.

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We live at a point when ______ acceptance for these and many other conditions is on the up and up. And yet we also live at the moment when our _______ to _________ those conditions has reached a ______ we never ________ before. Most deaf infants born in the United States now will receive Cochlear implants, which are put into the brain and connected to a receiver, and which allow them to acquire a facsimile of hearing and to use oral ______. A compound that has been tested in mice, BMN-111, is useful in preventing the action of the achondroplasia gene. ______________ is the most common form of ________, and mice who have been given that substance and who have the achondroplasia gene, grow to full size. Testing in humans is around the corner. There are _____ _____ which are making progress that would pick up Down syndrome more clearly and earlier in pregnancies than ever before, making it easier and easier for people to eliminate those pregnancies, or to terminate them.

Solution

  1. social
  2. speech
  3. tests
  4. height
  5. eliminate
  6. achondroplasia
  7. blood
  8. dwarfism
  9. imagined
  10. ability

Original Text

We live at a point when social acceptance for these and many other conditions is on the up and up. And yet we also live at the moment when our ability to eliminate those conditions has reached a height we never imagined before. Most deaf infants born in the United States now will receive Cochlear implants, which are put into the brain and connected to a receiver, and which allow them to acquire a facsimile of hearing and to use oral speech. A compound that has been tested in mice, BMN-111, is useful in preventing the action of the achondroplasia gene. Achondroplasia is the most common form of dwarfism, and mice who have been given that substance and who have the achondroplasia gene, grow to full size. Testing in humans is around the corner. There are blood tests which are making progress that would pick up Down syndrome more clearly and earlier in pregnancies than ever before, making it easier and easier for people to eliminate those pregnancies, or to terminate them.

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