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From the Ted Talk by Sebastian Kraves: The era of personal DNA testing is here

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But we've definitely rhcaeed a point in history where every one of you could actually get hands-on with DNA in your kitchen. You could copy, paste and analyze DNA and extract meaningful inmoatiforn from it. And it's at times like this that profound tratnafrsooimn is bound to happen; moments when a transformative, powerful technology that was before limited to a select few in the ivory tower, finally becomes within the reach of every one of us, from farmers to schoolchildren. Think about the momnet when phones stopped being plugged into the wall by cords, or when corupemts left the mainframe and entered your home or your offcie.

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But we've definitely _______ a point in history where every one of you could actually get hands-on with DNA in your kitchen. You could copy, paste and analyze DNA and extract meaningful ___________ from it. And it's at times like this that profound ______________ is bound to happen; moments when a transformative, powerful technology that was before limited to a select few in the ivory tower, finally becomes within the reach of every one of us, from farmers to schoolchildren. Think about the ______ when phones stopped being plugged into the wall by cords, or when _________ left the mainframe and entered your home or your ______.

Solution

  1. reached
  2. moment
  3. transformation
  4. office
  5. computers
  6. information

Original Text

But we've definitely reached a point in history where every one of you could actually get hands-on with DNA in your kitchen. You could copy, paste and analyze DNA and extract meaningful information from it. And it's at times like this that profound transformation is bound to happen; moments when a transformative, powerful technology that was before limited to a select few in the ivory tower, finally becomes within the reach of every one of us, from farmers to schoolchildren. Think about the moment when phones stopped being plugged into the wall by cords, or when computers left the mainframe and entered your home or your office.

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Important Words

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