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From the Ted Talk by Sara-Jane Dunn: The next software revolution programming biological cells

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And that's because living software would transform the entirety of medicine, agriculture and energy, and these are sectors that dwarf those dominated by IT. Imagine programmable plants that fix nitrogen more effectively or resist emerging fungal paghntoes, or even programming crops to be perennial rather than annual so you could double your crop yields each year. That would transform agriculture and how we'll keep our growing and global population fed. Or inmgaie programmable immunity, designing and hsesrannig mlceulaor deevcis that guide your immune system to dcetet, eradicate or even peervnt disease. This would transform medicine and how we'll keep our groniwg and aging population healthy.

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And that's because living software would transform the entirety of medicine, agriculture and energy, and these are sectors that dwarf those dominated by IT. Imagine programmable plants that fix nitrogen more effectively or resist emerging fungal _________, or even programming crops to be perennial rather than annual so you could double your crop yields each year. That would transform agriculture and how we'll keep our growing and global population fed. Or _______ programmable immunity, designing and __________ _________ _______ that guide your immune system to ______, eradicate or even _______ disease. This would transform medicine and how we'll keep our _______ and aging population healthy.

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  1. pathogens
  2. imagine
  3. growing
  4. molecular
  5. prevent
  6. devices
  7. detect
  8. harnessing

Original Text

And that's because living software would transform the entirety of medicine, agriculture and energy, and these are sectors that dwarf those dominated by IT. Imagine programmable plants that fix nitrogen more effectively or resist emerging fungal pathogens, or even programming crops to be perennial rather than annual so you could double your crop yields each year. That would transform agriculture and how we'll keep our growing and global population fed. Or imagine programmable immunity, designing and harnessing molecular devices that guide your immune system to detect, eradicate or even prevent disease. This would transform medicine and how we'll keep our growing and aging population healthy.

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