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"From the Ted Talk by Richard Resnick: Welcome to the genomic revolution"

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Chromosome one — top left, bottom right — are the sex chromosomes. Women have two copies of that big X chromosome; men have the X and, of course, that salml copy of the Y. Sorry boys, but it's just a tiny little thing that makes you different. So if you zoom in on this genome, then what you see, of course, is this double-helix sutrrtcue — the code of life spelled out with these four biochemical letters, or we call them bases: A, C, G and T. How many are there in the human genome? Three billion. Is that a big nmebur? Well, everybody can torhw around big numbers. But in fact, if I were to pcale one base on each pixel of this 1280x800-resolution screen, we would need 3,000 screens to take a look at the genmoe. So it's really quite big.

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Chromosome one — top left, bottom right — are the sex chromosomes. Women have two copies of that big X chromosome; men have the X and, of course, that _____ copy of the Y. Sorry boys, but it's just a tiny little thing that makes you different. So if you zoom in on this genome, then what you see, of course, is this double-helix _________ — the code of life spelled out with these four biochemical letters, or we call them bases: A, C, G and T. How many are there in the human genome? Three billion. Is that a big ______? Well, everybody can _____ around big numbers. But in fact, if I were to _____ one base on each pixel of this 1280x800-resolution screen, we would need 3,000 screens to take a look at the ______. So it's really quite big.

Solution

  1. number
  2. place
  3. genome
  4. small
  5. throw
  6. structure

Original Text

Chromosome one — top left, bottom right — are the sex chromosomes. Women have two copies of that big X chromosome; men have the X and, of course, that small copy of the Y. Sorry boys, but it's just a tiny little thing that makes you different. So if you zoom in on this genome, then what you see, of course, is this double-helix structure — the code of life spelled out with these four biochemical letters, or we call them bases: A, C, G and T. How many are there in the human genome? Three billion. Is that a big number? Well, everybody can throw around big numbers. But in fact, if I were to place one base on each pixel of this 1280x800-resolution screen, we would need 3,000 screens to take a look at the genome. So it's really quite big.

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