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From the Ted Talk by Kayla Mandel Sheets: You could have a secret twin (but not the way you think)

Unscramble the Blue Letters

At least some of the egg-producing tissue in her ovaries must have carried the second genome. Each time she conceived there would be no way to predict which genome would be involved— which is how two of her cdhleirn ended up with the genes of a woman who had never been born. This can also happen to fathers. In 2014, when ancestry testing determined that a fahter was actually his baby’s biological uncle, researchers discovered that 10% of the father’s sperm cerriad a second genome from an eomnybric twin.

Open Cloze

At least some of the egg-producing tissue in her ovaries must have carried the second genome. Each time she conceived there would be no way to predict which genome would be involved— which is how two of her ________ ended up with the genes of a woman who had never been born. This can also happen to fathers. In 2014, when ancestry testing determined that a ______ was actually his baby’s biological uncle, researchers discovered that 10% of the father’s sperm _______ a second genome from an _________ twin.

Solution

  1. father
  2. children
  3. carried
  4. embryonic

Original Text

At least some of the egg-producing tissue in her ovaries must have carried the second genome. Each time she conceived there would be no way to predict which genome would be involved— which is how two of her children ended up with the genes of a woman who had never been born. This can also happen to fathers. In 2014, when ancestry testing determined that a father was actually his baby’s biological uncle, researchers discovered that 10% of the father’s sperm carried a second genome from an embryonic twin.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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fetal stem 3
immune system 3
stem cells 2

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collocation frequency
fetal stem cells 2

Important Words

  1. ancestry
  2. biological
  3. born
  4. carried
  5. children
  6. conceived
  7. determined
  8. discovered
  9. embryonic
  10. ended
  11. father
  12. fathers
  13. genes
  14. genome
  15. happen
  16. ovaries
  17. predict
  18. researchers
  19. sperm
  20. testing
  21. time
  22. tissue
  23. twin
  24. uncle
  25. woman