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Advances in genetic testing have raised major data security concerns, because of the ability of researchers to generate information about individuals far outpacing hospital administrators’ ability to protect it.

(A) because of the ability of researchers to generate information about individuals far outpacing

(B) for the ability of researchers to generate information about individuals has far outpaced

(C) because researchers’ ability to generate information about individuals that has far outpaced

(D) due to the outpacing by researchers’ ability to generate information about individuals of

(E) since the ability of researchers for generating information about individuals has been outpacing
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Advances in genetic testing have raised major data security concerns, because of the ability of researchers to generate information about individuals far outpacing hospital administrators’ ability to protect it.

(A) because of the ability of researchers to generate information about individuals far outpacing

(B) for the ability of researchers to generate information about individuals has far outpaced

(C) because researchers’ ability to generate information about individuals that has far outpaced

(D) due to the outpacing by researchers’ ability to generate information about individuals of

(E) since the ability of researchers for generating information about individuals has been outpacing


B for me.

A doesn't have a verb in the dependent part.
C I think because needs a verb and Due to needs a noun after it, so wrong.
D i think due to should have followed a verb.
E ability for, wrong idiom, although i don't know about the "has been"
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Advances in genetic testing have raised major data security concerns, because of the ability of researchers to generate information about individuals far outpacing hospital administrators’ ability to protect it.

(A) because of the ability of researchers to generate information about individuals far outpacing

(B) for the ability of researchers to generate information about individuals has far outpaced

(C) because researchers’ ability to generate information about individuals that has far outpaced

(D) due to the outpacing by researchers’ ability to generate information about individuals of

(E) since the ability of researchers for generating information about individuals has been outpacing




hi...

following issues need to be looked into..
1) the clause "the ability of......outpaced" requires a verb HAS to go with initial part of the sentence.
2) FOR can be used as a CONJUNCTION meaning because and with a COMMA prior to it
3) The second clause/dependent clause here requires because/for/since as it introduces a clause thereafter
4) Because of is best followed by NOUN.. I was late because of a party.

the above issues lead us to choice B

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A doesn't have a verb in the dependent part.
Good reasoning, but one small point: because is a conjunction, but because of is a preposition. So, we'll look for a noun or equivalent after because of.

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4) Because of is best followed by NOUN.. I was late because of a party.
Perfect. Same for due to (needs a noun, and options A and D do in fact have only a noun after because of and due to).
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Both B & E seems correct except for these differ only in meaning aspect. While "Far" has been omitted in option E, it is rightly depicting the urgency to raise major security concerns- in "B".
I would go with "B".

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Both B & E seems correct except for these differ only in meaning aspect.
Option E also has ability... for generating information, which is unidiomatic.
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