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From the Ted Talk by Juan Enriquez: The age of genetic wonder

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Second long-term trend: we've been living and are living through the digital age — we're starting to live through the age of the gomnee and biology and CRISPR and sehtnyitc biology — and all of that is going to merge into the age of the biran. So we're getting to the point where we can rebuild most of our body parts, in the same way as if you break a bone or burn your skin, it regrows. We're bnieingng to learn how to regrow our tahraecs or how to rorgew our bladders. Both of those have been implanted in humans. Tony Atala is working on 32 different organs. But the core is going to be this, because this is you and the rest is just pakcginag. Nobody's going to live beyond 120, 130, 140 years unless if we fix this. And that's the most interesting challenge. That's the next frontier, along with: "How common is life in the universe?" "Where did we come from?" and questions like that.

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Second long-term trend: we've been living and are living through the digital age — we're starting to live through the age of the ______ and biology and CRISPR and _________ biology — and all of that is going to merge into the age of the _____. So we're getting to the point where we can rebuild most of our body parts, in the same way as if you break a bone or burn your skin, it regrows. We're _________ to learn how to regrow our ________ or how to ______ our bladders. Both of those have been implanted in humans. Tony Atala is working on 32 different organs. But the core is going to be this, because this is you and the rest is just _________. Nobody's going to live beyond 120, 130, 140 years unless if we fix this. And that's the most interesting challenge. That's the next frontier, along with: "How common is life in the universe?" "Where did we come from?" and questions like that.

Solution

  1. regrow
  2. beginning
  3. genome
  4. synthetic
  5. packaging
  6. tracheas
  7. brain

Original Text

Second long-term trend: we've been living and are living through the digital age — we're starting to live through the age of the genome and biology and CRISPR and synthetic biology — and all of that is going to merge into the age of the brain. So we're getting to the point where we can rebuild most of our body parts, in the same way as if you break a bone or burn your skin, it regrows. We're beginning to learn how to regrow our tracheas or how to regrow our bladders. Both of those have been implanted in humans. Tony Atala is working on 32 different organs. But the core is going to be this, because this is you and the rest is just packaging. Nobody's going to live beyond 120, 130, 140 years unless if we fix this. And that's the most interesting challenge. That's the next frontier, along with: "How common is life in the universe?" "Where did we come from?" and questions like that.

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