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

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Imagine that you're a pig farmer. You live on a small farm in the pinpiehlpis. Your anliams are your family's sole source of income — as long as they're healthy. You know that any day, one of your pigs can ccath the flu, the swine flu. Living in tight quarters, one pig coughing and sneezing may soon lead to the next pig cgohnuig and sneezing, until an outbreak of swine flu has taken over your farm. If it's a bad enough virus, the health of your herd may be gone in the blink of an eye. If you called in a veterinarian, he or she would visit your farm and take slmaeps from your pigs' noses and mouths. But then they would have to divre back into the city to test those samples in their central lab. Two wekes later, you'd hear back the results. Two weeks may be just enough time for infection to searpd and take away your way of life.

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Imagine that you're a pig farmer. You live on a small farm in the ___________. Your _______ are your family's sole source of income — as long as they're healthy. You know that any day, one of your pigs can _____ the flu, the swine flu. Living in tight quarters, one pig coughing and sneezing may soon lead to the next pig ________ and sneezing, until an outbreak of swine flu has taken over your farm. If it's a bad enough virus, the health of your herd may be gone in the blink of an eye. If you called in a veterinarian, he or she would visit your farm and take _______ from your pigs' noses and mouths. But then they would have to _____ back into the city to test those samples in their central lab. Two _____ later, you'd hear back the results. Two weeks may be just enough time for infection to ______ and take away your way of life.

Solution

  1. catch
  2. animals
  3. spread
  4. samples
  5. philippines
  6. weeks
  7. drive
  8. coughing

Original Text

Imagine that you're a pig farmer. You live on a small farm in the Philippines. Your animals are your family's sole source of income — as long as they're healthy. You know that any day, one of your pigs can catch the flu, the swine flu. Living in tight quarters, one pig coughing and sneezing may soon lead to the next pig coughing and sneezing, until an outbreak of swine flu has taken over your farm. If it's a bad enough virus, the health of your herd may be gone in the blink of an eye. If you called in a veterinarian, he or she would visit your farm and take samples from your pigs' noses and mouths. But then they would have to drive back into the city to test those samples in their central lab. Two weeks later, you'd hear back the results. Two weeks may be just enough time for infection to spread and take away your way of life.

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dna technology 4
swine flu 3
dna analysis 3
anna sophia 3
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Important Words

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  27. long
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  29. noses
  30. outbreak
  31. philippines
  32. pig
  33. pigs
  34. quarters
  35. results
  36. samples
  37. small
  38. sneezing
  39. sole
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  44. tight
  45. time
  46. veterinarian
  47. virus
  48. visit
  49. weeks