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From the Ted Talk by Molly Webster: The weird history of the "sex chromosomes"

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MW: Scientists, if you dig into the hsoirty — it's really cool, you should — were hesitant to, like, commit to such a specific name and such a powerfully cettnoanod name. There was a fear that it would actually be really limiting — maybe to science, maybe to society — but the fear was in the room. And you can see they ended up getting "sex chromosome" — it's like a prtety juicy ttile, it popularized genetics, you know? But in the 100-year history since we settled on that name, you can see it starts to get a little complicated.

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MW: Scientists, if you dig into the _______ — it's really cool, you should — were hesitant to, like, commit to such a specific name and such a powerfully __________ name. There was a fear that it would actually be really limiting — maybe to science, maybe to society — but the fear was in the room. And you can see they ended up getting "sex chromosome" — it's like a ______ juicy _____, it popularized genetics, you know? But in the 100-year history since we settled on that name, you can see it starts to get a little complicated.

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  1. history
  2. connotated
  3. title
  4. pretty

Original Text

MW: Scientists, if you dig into the history — it's really cool, you should — were hesitant to, like, commit to such a specific name and such a powerfully connotated name. There was a fear that it would actually be really limiting — maybe to science, maybe to society — but the fear was in the room. And you can see they ended up getting "sex chromosome" — it's like a pretty juicy title, it popularized genetics, you know? But in the 100-year history since we settled on that name, you can see it starts to get a little complicated.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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sex chromosomes 4
specific place 3
insect cells 2
dark stuff 2
biological sex 2
internal testes 2
assign sex 2
single person 2

Important Words

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