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From the Ted Talk by Stephen Friend: The hunt for "unexpected genetic heroes"

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Most of us spend our lives, when it comes to health and disease, acting as if we're voyeurs. We dtlgaeee the responsibility for the untidnearsndg of our disease, for the treatment of our dassiee, to anointed experts. In order for us to get this project to work, we need individuals to step up in a different role and to be engaged, to realize this dream, this open crowd-sourced project, to find those unexpected heroes, to evolve from the current concepts of resources and constraints, to dgisen those preventive therapies, and to extend it beyond childhood diseases, to go all the way up to ways that we could look at Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, we're going to need us to be looking inside ourselves and asking, "What are our roles? What are our gnees?" and looking within ourselves for inimoatorfn we used to say we should go to the outside, to eprtxes, and to be willing to share that with others.

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Most of us spend our lives, when it comes to health and disease, acting as if we're voyeurs. We ________ the responsibility for the _____________ of our disease, for the treatment of our _______, to anointed experts. In order for us to get this project to work, we need individuals to step up in a different role and to be engaged, to realize this dream, this open crowd-sourced project, to find those unexpected heroes, to evolve from the current concepts of resources and constraints, to ______ those preventive therapies, and to extend it beyond childhood diseases, to go all the way up to ways that we could look at Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, we're going to need us to be looking inside ourselves and asking, "What are our roles? What are our _____?" and looking within ourselves for ___________ we used to say we should go to the outside, to _______, and to be willing to share that with others.

Solution

  1. experts
  2. understanding
  3. information
  4. design
  5. disease
  6. genes
  7. delegate

Original Text

Most of us spend our lives, when it comes to health and disease, acting as if we're voyeurs. We delegate the responsibility for the understanding of our disease, for the treatment of our disease, to anointed experts. In order for us to get this project to work, we need individuals to step up in a different role and to be engaged, to realize this dream, this open crowd-sourced project, to find those unexpected heroes, to evolve from the current concepts of resources and constraints, to design those preventive therapies, and to extend it beyond childhood diseases, to go all the way up to ways that we could look at Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, we're going to need us to be looking inside ourselves and asking, "What are our roles? What are our genes?" and looking within ourselves for information we used to say we should go to the outside, to experts, and to be willing to share that with others.

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Important Words

  1. acting
  2. anointed
  3. childhood
  4. concepts
  5. constraints
  6. current
  7. delegate
  8. design
  9. disease
  10. diseases
  11. dream
  12. engaged
  13. evolve
  14. experts
  15. extend
  16. find
  17. genes
  18. health
  19. heroes
  20. individuals
  21. information
  22. lives
  23. open
  24. order
  25. preventive
  26. project
  27. realize
  28. resources
  29. responsibility
  30. role
  31. roles
  32. share
  33. spend
  34. step
  35. therapies
  36. treatment
  37. understanding
  38. unexpected
  39. voyeurs
  40. ways
  41. work