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In the early stages of genetic research, a genetics company

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In the early stages of genetic research, a genetics company established a plan to sequence the genomes of every citizen within a certain 5-mile radius. The company's goal was to cure a certain hereditary disease common to that area. The goal was far too ambitious; critics argue that this is a result of the company's lack of scientific foresight.

Which of the following, if true, provides the strongest support for the conclusion of the argument?

a. Funds allocated for the project were sufficient to cover only a small percentage of the planned sequencings.
b. The company based their plan on models that eventually proved ineffective for other companies.
c. To date, only fifty genomes have been successfully sequences.
d. Other genetics companies have managed to identify the genes responsible for certain illnesses.
e. The hereditary disease being researched is caused by a combination of inherited genetics and environmental conditions.

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In the early stages of genetic research, a genetics company established a plan to sequence the genomes of every citizen within a certain 5-mile radius. The company's goal was to cure a certain hereditary disease common to that area. The goal was far too ambitious; critics argue that this is a result of the company's lack of scientific foresight.

the conclusion is about lack of scientific foresight so hot answer should also be showing a reason to believe that the plan/goal is not workable scientifically

Which of the following, if true, provides the strongest support for the conclusion of the argument?

a. Funds allocated for the project were sufficient to cover only a small percentage of the planned sequencings.
we have to show lack of scientific reasoning and lack of finances does not effect are argument

b. The company based their plan on models that eventually proved ineffective for other companies.
Out of scope. We are not concerned with other company's plans

c. To date, only fifty genomes have been successfully sequences.
This does not make the plan scientifically poor

d. Other genetics companies have managed to identify the genes responsible for certain illnesses.
This rather strengthens the conclusion ,if anything

e. The hereditary disease being researched is caused by a combination of inherited genetics and environmental conditions.
Now we the plan is to study genes but the disease is also caused by environmental conditions. So plan not workable scientifically

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In the early stages of genetic research, a genetics company established a plan to sequence the genomes of every citizen within a certain 5-mile radius. The company's goal was to cure a certain hereditary disease common to that area. The goal was far too ambitious; critics argue that this is a result of the company's lack of scientific foresight.

Which of the following, if true, provides the strongest support for the conclusion of the argument?

a. Funds allocated for the project were sufficient to cover only a small percentage of the planned sequencings.
b. The company based their plan on models that eventually proved ineffective for other companies.
c. To date, only fifty genomes have been successfully sequences.
d. Other genetics companies have managed to identify the genes responsible for certain illnesses.
e. The hereditary disease being researched is caused by a combination of inherited genetics and environmental conditions.
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Only (E) links the gap hereditary disease & environmental conditions., hence correct Answer must be (E)
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PeepalTree wrote:
In the early stages of genetic research, a genetics company established a plan to sequence the genomes of every citizen within a certain 5-mile radius. The company's goal was to cure a certain hereditary disease common to that area. The goal was far too ambitious; critics argue that this is a result of the company's lack of scientific foresight.

Which of the following, if true, provides the strongest support for the conclusion of the argument?

a. Funds allocated for the project were sufficient to cover only a small percentage of the planned sequencings.
b. The company based their plan on models that eventually proved ineffective for other companies.
c. To date, only fifty genomes have been successfully sequences.
d. Other genetics companies have managed to identify the genes responsible for certain illnesses.
e. The hereditary disease being researched is caused by a combination of inherited genetics and environmental conditions.

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Reasoning : compnay want to cure the heredity disease in certain area, but critics strongly oppose that, so we need the statemnet which will tell us that company' efforts will be not helpful in curing disease and strengthen critic argument
Explanation:
a) weaken the crtics argument
b) out of scope
c)out of scope
d)irrelevant , not bothered about other companies
e) strengthen critic argument, so E is clearly winner here

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