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"From the Ted Talk by Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado: To solve old problems, study new species"

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So every summer I bring onto the deck of this little boat of ours more and more things that we know very little about. I would like _______ to tell you a story about life that rarely gets told in an environment like this. From the vantage point of our 21st-century biological laboratories, we have _____ to illuminate many mysteries of life with knowledge. We sense that after _________ of scientific research, we're beginning to make significant inroads into _____________ some of the most ___________ principles of life.

Solution

  1. tonight
  2. fundamental
  3. centuries
  4. begun
  5. understanding

Original Text

So every summer I bring onto the deck of this little boat of ours more and more things that we know very little about. I would like tonight to tell you a story about life that rarely gets told in an environment like this. From the vantage point of our 21st-century biological laboratories, we have begun to illuminate many mysteries of life with knowledge. We sense that after centuries of scientific research, we're beginning to make significant inroads into understanding some of the most fundamental principles of life.

Important Words

  1. beginning
  2. begun
  3. biological
  4. boat
  5. bring
  6. centuries
  7. deck
  8. environment
  9. fundamental
  10. illuminate
  11. inroads
  12. knowledge
  13. laboratories
  14. life
  15. mysteries
  16. point
  17. principles
  18. rarely
  19. research
  20. scientific
  21. sense
  22. significant
  23. story
  24. summer
  25. told
  26. tonight
  27. understanding
  28. vantage