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Certain genetic diseases are more prevalent among certain

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Certain genetic diseases are more prevalent among certain ethnic populations. For example, Tay Sachs disease, a usually fatal genetic condition caused by the build-up of gangliocides in nerve cells, occurs more frequently among Ashkenazi Jews than among the general population

I think that the conclusion is the first sentence: Certain genetic diseases are more prevalent among certain ethnic populations.. However, according to MGMAT CR book, there is no conclusion in the previous paragraph.

The books says that the conclusion can 1) predict the future - 2) subjective opinion - 3) cause & effect
I think that the example provided goes under (subjective opinion), but it seems incorrect.

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19 Dec 2009, 12:07
Certain genetic diseases are more prevalent among certain ethnic populations. For example, Tay Sachs disease, a usually fatal genetic condition caused by the build-up of gangliocides in nerve cells, occurs more frequently among Ashkenazi Jews than among the general population

I think that the conclusion is the first sentence: Certain genetic diseases are more prevalent among certain ethnic populations.. However, according to MGMAT CR book, there is no conclusion in the previous paragraph.

The books says that the conclusion can 1) predict the future - 2) subjective opinion - 3) cause & effect
I think that the example provided goes under (subjective opinion), but it seems incorrect.

Thanks,

Certain genetic diseases are more prevalent among certain ethnic populations
Not necessarily subjective. This can be proven scientifically, and has been proven.
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19 Dec 2009, 19:18
Certain genetic diseases are more prevalent among certain ethnic populations. is the conclusion, it is following by the premises. Why?
Because it states the main point of the author, it is what the author want us to believe, and try to prove us by the following premises.
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19 Dec 2009, 19:28
ludwigfraboulet wrote:
Certain genetic diseases are more prevalent among certain ethnic populations. is the conclusion, it is following by the premises. Why?
Because it states the main point of the author, it is what the author want us to believe, and try to prove us by the following premises.

Just to add to the original post, if you assume the sentence is subjective opinion then you can assume the 2nd part of the sentence, the example, is an opinion as well.

Certain diseases are genetic and here is why. The example would probably not make this an opinion.
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19 Dec 2009, 19:32
Certain genetic diseases are more prevalent among certain ethnic populations, Since Tay Sachs disease
I would call the first sentence a conclusion.
Certain genetic diseases are more prevalent among certain ethnic populations. For example, Tay Sachs disease
States something and goes on to provide an e.g..
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21 Dec 2009, 06:29
I agree with Atish. What you have in the paragraph is a set of facts. You're not supporting the conclusion in any way or using any kind of reasoning to do so.
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