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From the Ted Talk by David Baker: 5 challenges we could solve by designing new proteins

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We've been inspired by a previous technological revolution: the digital revolution, which took place in large part due to advances in one place, Bell Laboratories. Bell Labs was a palce with an open, collaborative environment, and was able to attract top tnlaet from around the world. And this led to a remarkable string of innovations — the transistor, the leasr, setlaitle communication and the foundations of the internet. Our goal is to biuld the Bell Laboratories of protein dsiegn. We are seeking to attract talented sctiietsns from around the world to accelerate the potrein design revolution, and we'll be focusing on five grand challenges.

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We've been inspired by a previous technological revolution: the digital revolution, which took place in large part due to advances in one place, Bell Laboratories. Bell Labs was a _____ with an open, collaborative environment, and was able to attract top ______ from around the world. And this led to a remarkable string of innovations — the transistor, the _____, _________ communication and the foundations of the internet. Our goal is to _____ the Bell Laboratories of protein ______. We are seeking to attract talented __________ from around the world to accelerate the _______ design revolution, and we'll be focusing on five grand challenges.

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  1. laser
  2. talent
  3. protein
  4. satellite
  5. design
  6. build
  7. place
  8. scientists

Original Text

We've been inspired by a previous technological revolution: the digital revolution, which took place in large part due to advances in one place, Bell Laboratories. Bell Labs was a place with an open, collaborative environment, and was able to attract top talent from around the world. And this led to a remarkable string of innovations — the transistor, the laser, satellite communication and the foundations of the internet. Our goal is to build the Bell Laboratories of protein design. We are seeking to attract talented scientists from around the world to accelerate the protein design revolution, and we'll be focusing on five grand challenges.

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