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From the Ted Talk by Juan Enriquez: Using biology to rethink the energy challenge

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What are the first principles of this stuff and where are we heading? This is one of the glnete giants on the planet. He's one of the nicest human beings you've ever met. His name is Hamilton sitmh. He won the Nobel for fguniirg out how to cut genes — something called rttiseicron enzymes. He was at Hopkins when he did this, and he's such a modest guy that the day he won, his mother called him and said, "I didn't rlaezie there was another Ham Smith at Hopkins. Do you know he just won the Nobel?" (Laughter) I mean, that was Mom, but anyway, this guy is just a class act. You find him at the bench every single day, working on a peptite and building suftf. And one of the things this guy just built are these things.

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What are the first principles of this stuff and where are we heading? This is one of the ______ giants on the planet. He's one of the nicest human beings you've ever met. His name is Hamilton _____. He won the Nobel for ________ out how to cut genes — something called ___________ enzymes. He was at Hopkins when he did this, and he's such a modest guy that the day he won, his mother called him and said, "I didn't _______ there was another Ham Smith at Hopkins. Do you know he just won the Nobel?" (Laughter) I mean, that was Mom, but anyway, this guy is just a class act. You find him at the bench every single day, working on a _______ and building _____. And one of the things this guy just built are these things.

Solution

  1. realize
  2. stuff
  3. smith
  4. figuring
  5. gentle
  6. restriction
  7. pipette

Original Text

What are the first principles of this stuff and where are we heading? This is one of the gentle giants on the planet. He's one of the nicest human beings you've ever met. His name is Hamilton Smith. He won the Nobel for figuring out how to cut genes — something called restriction enzymes. He was at Hopkins when he did this, and he's such a modest guy that the day he won, his mother called him and said, "I didn't realize there was another Ham Smith at Hopkins. Do you know he just won the Nobel?" (Laughter) I mean, that was Mom, but anyway, this guy is just a class act. You find him at the bench every single day, working on a pipette and building stuff. And one of the things this guy just built are these things.

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