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From the Ted Talk by Sharon Terry: Science didn't understand my kids' rare disease until I decided to study it

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Two days after cmtsrhias, researchers come from a university in Boston, and they take blood from us and our children for a research project focused on finding the gene. A few days later, researchers come from a medical center in New York and say they want blood, too. "These are chrledin. They're five and seven years old. Don't make them face the ndelee twice. Go and get your shrae from the other researchers." They lugah, incredulous. "Share?" It is then that we learn that there is little sharing in biomedical research.

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Two days after _________, researchers come from a university in Boston, and they take blood from us and our children for a research project focused on finding the gene. A few days later, researchers come from a medical center in New York and say they want blood, too. "These are ________. They're five and seven years old. Don't make them face the ______ twice. Go and get your _____ from the other researchers." They _____, incredulous. "Share?" It is then that we learn that there is little sharing in biomedical research.

Solution

  1. laugh
  2. share
  3. children
  4. needle
  5. christmas

Original Text

Two days after Christmas, researchers come from a university in Boston, and they take blood from us and our children for a research project focused on finding the gene. A few days later, researchers come from a medical center in New York and say they want blood, too. "These are children. They're five and seven years old. Don't make them face the needle twice. Go and get your share from the other researchers." They laugh, incredulous. "Share?" It is then that we learn that there is little sharing in biomedical research.

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  1. biomedical
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  3. boston
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