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"From the Ted Talk by Martine Rothblatt: My daughter, my wife, our robot, and the quest for immortality"

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MR: Oh yes, chirs, but this really wasn't a drug that I ended up — after I wrote the check for 25,000, and I said, "Okay, where's the miicende for Jenesis?" they said, "Oh, Martine, there's no medicine for Jenesis. This is just something we tried in rats." And they gave me, like, a little plastic Ziploc bag of a small amunot of powder. They said, "Don't give it to any human," and they gave me a peice of paper which said it was a patent, and from that, we had to figure out a way to make this medicine. A hundred chemists in the U.S. at the top universities all swore that little patent could never be tuenrd into a medicine. If it was turned into a medicine, it could never be delivered because it had a half-life of only 45 minutes.

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MR: Oh yes, _____, but this really wasn't a drug that I ended up — after I wrote the check for 25,000, and I said, "Okay, where's the ________ for Jenesis?" they said, "Oh, Martine, there's no medicine for Jenesis. This is just something we tried in rats." And they gave me, like, a little plastic Ziploc bag of a small ______ of powder. They said, "Don't give it to any human," and they gave me a _____ of paper which said it was a patent, and from that, we had to figure out a way to make this medicine. A hundred chemists in the U.S. at the top universities all swore that little patent could never be ______ into a medicine. If it was turned into a medicine, it could never be delivered because it had a half-life of only 45 minutes.

Solution

  1. turned
  2. medicine
  3. piece
  4. amount
  5. chris

Original Text

MR: Oh yes, Chris, but this really wasn't a drug that I ended up — after I wrote the check for 25,000, and I said, "Okay, where's the medicine for Jenesis?" they said, "Oh, Martine, there's no medicine for Jenesis. This is just something we tried in rats." And they gave me, like, a little plastic Ziploc bag of a small amount of powder. They said, "Don't give it to any human," and they gave me a piece of paper which said it was a patent, and from that, we had to figure out a way to make this medicine. A hundred chemists in the U.S. at the top universities all swore that little patent could never be turned into a medicine. If it was turned into a medicine, it could never be delivered because it had a half-life of only 45 minutes.

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Important Words

  1. amount
  2. bag
  3. check
  4. chemists
  5. chris
  6. delivered
  7. drug
  8. ended
  9. figure
  10. gave
  11. give
  12. human
  13. jenesis
  14. martine
  15. medicine
  16. minutes
  17. paper
  18. patent
  19. piece
  20. plastic
  21. powder
  22. rats
  23. small
  24. swore
  25. top
  26. turned
  27. universities
  28. wrote
  29. ziploc