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"From the Ted Talk by Stewart Brand: The dawn of de-extinction. Are you ready?"

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The third rulset of the Boston meeting was the realization that there are scientists all over the world working on various forms of de-extinction, but they'd never met each other. And naaiontl Geographic got interested because National geaoigphrc has the theory that the last century, discovery was blsacaily finding things, and in this ctneury, discovery is basically making things. De-extinction falls in that category. So they hosted and funded this meeting. And 35 scientists, they were conservation biologists and maolucler biologists, basically meeting to see if they had work to do together. Some of these conservation biologists are pretty radical. There's three of them who are not just re-creating ancient species, they're recreating extinct eyecosmtss in northern Siberia, in the Netherlands, and in Hawaii.

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The third ______ of the Boston meeting was the realization that there are scientists all over the world working on various forms of de-extinction, but they'd never met each other. And ________ Geographic got interested because National __________ has the theory that the last century, discovery was _________ finding things, and in this _______, discovery is basically making things. De-extinction falls in that category. So they hosted and funded this meeting. And 35 scientists, they were conservation biologists and _________ biologists, basically meeting to see if they had work to do together. Some of these conservation biologists are pretty radical. There's three of them who are not just re-creating ancient species, they're recreating extinct __________ in northern Siberia, in the Netherlands, and in Hawaii.

Solution

  1. molecular
  2. national
  3. result
  4. ecosystems
  5. geographic
  6. basically
  7. century

Original Text

The third result of the Boston meeting was the realization that there are scientists all over the world working on various forms of de-extinction, but they'd never met each other. And National Geographic got interested because National Geographic has the theory that the last century, discovery was basically finding things, and in this century, discovery is basically making things. De-extinction falls in that category. So they hosted and funded this meeting. And 35 scientists, they were conservation biologists and molecular biologists, basically meeting to see if they had work to do together. Some of these conservation biologists are pretty radical. There's three of them who are not just re-creating ancient species, they're recreating extinct ecosystems in northern Siberia, in the Netherlands, and in Hawaii.

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