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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

What is this? This is the first tnsrnalapt of naked DNA, where you take an entire DNA operating system out of one cell, iesnrt it into a different cell, and have that cell boot up as a separate species. That's one month old. You will see stuff in the next month that will be just as important as this stuff. And as you think about this stuff and what the implications of this are, we're going to srtat not just converting ethanol from corn with very high siudibess. We're going to start tnhiinkg about bgoloiy entering energy. It is very expensive to process this stuff, both in economic terms and in energy terms.

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What is this? This is the first __________ of naked DNA, where you take an entire DNA operating system out of one cell, ______ it into a different cell, and have that cell boot up as a separate species. That's one month old. You will see stuff in the next month that will be just as important as this stuff. And as you think about this stuff and what the implications of this are, we're going to _____ not just converting ethanol from corn with very high _________. We're going to start ________ about _______ entering energy. It is very expensive to process this stuff, both in economic terms and in energy terms.

Solution

  1. biology
  2. thinking
  3. insert
  4. subsidies
  5. start
  6. transplant

Original Text

What is this? This is the first transplant of naked DNA, where you take an entire DNA operating system out of one cell, insert it into a different cell, and have that cell boot up as a separate species. That's one month old. You will see stuff in the next month that will be just as important as this stuff. And as you think about this stuff and what the implications of this are, we're going to start not just converting ethanol from corn with very high subsidies. We're going to start thinking about biology entering energy. It is very expensive to process this stuff, both in economic terms and in energy terms.

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