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Within 20 years it will probably be possible to identify the genetic susceptibility an individual may have toward any particular disease. Eventually, effective strategies will be discovered to counteract each such susceptibility. Once these effective strategies are found, therefore, the people who follow them will never get sick.

The argument above is based on which of the following assumptions?

(A) For every disease there is only one strategy that can prevent its occurrence.
(B) In the future, genetics will be the only medical specialty of any importance.
(C) All human sicknesses are in part the result of individuals’ genetic susceptibilities
(D) All humans are genetically susceptible to some diseases.
(E) People will follow medical advice when they are convinced that it is effective.
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Re: Critical Reasoning _3:Within 20 years it will probably b [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2006, 03:43
I will go with C. The author states genetic susceptibility to any disease.

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Within 20 years it will probably be possible to identify the genetic susceptibility an individual may have toward any particular disease. Eventually, effective strategies will be discovered to counteract each such susceptibility. Once these effective strategies are found, therefore, the people who follow them will never get sick.

The argument above is based on which of the following assumptions?

(A) For every disease there is only one strategy that can prevent its occurrence.
(B) In the future, genetics will be the only medical specialty of any importance.
(C) All human sicknesses are in part the result of individuals’ genetic susceptibilities
(D) All humans are genetically susceptible to some diseases.
(E) People will follow medical advice when they are convinced that it is effective.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2006, 03:46
My pick is C.

(C) All human sicknesses are in part the result of individuals’ genetic susceptibilities

If all sicknesses are in part the result of individuals’ genetic susceptibilities, then people who follow the strategies will never get sick.
However, if some sicknesses are a result of something other than genetic susceptibilities, then the argument won't stand.

Therefore the argument is based on C
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2006, 07:33
C.
argument assumes that all diseases are a result of susceptibilities. Otherwise they would not be able to prevent all people from getting sick.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2006, 07:38
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argument assumes that all diseases are a result of susceptibilities. Otherwise they would not be able to prevent all people from getting sick.


Agree C
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2006, 11:43
very much C...
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2006, 14:32
Agree with C
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2006, 21:48
OG qn. C.
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Re: Critical Reasoning _3:Within 20 years it will probably b [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2006, 22:27
choice C..
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2006, 06:50
Its C.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2006, 16:15
One more for C. To infer that people will never get sick, we need an assumption stating that all diseases are in fact the result of genetic susceptibilities.
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