GMAT Changed on April 16th - Read about the latest changes here

It is currently 24 Apr 2018, 17:57

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

4 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 22 May 2006
Posts: 363
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes
Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 19 Mar 2017, 18:04
4
This post received
KUDOS
40
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  65% (hard)

Question Stats:

62% (01:03) correct 38% (01:15) wrong based on 1546 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that are actively dividing. For this reason it is generally absent from body tissues in adults. Bone marrow is an exception to this rule, however, since even in adults, bone marrow cells continually divide to replace old blood cells. Cancers are another exception, because their cells are rapidly dividing.

The information provided most strongly supports which of the following?

A. Telomerase is the only enzyme that is present in cancerous cells but absent from cells that are not actively dividing.
B. In children, the only body tissues from which telomerase is absent are those in which cells are not rapidly dividing.
C. The presence of telomerase in bone marrow is no indication of bone marrow cancer.
D. Cancer of the bone marrow develops more rapidly than cancer growing in any other kind of adult tissue.
E. The level of telomerase production is always higher in cancerous tissue than in noncancerous tissue

OA lateR~ :?

Edit: Please, add question type tag
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

The only thing that matters is what you believe.


Originally posted by freetheking on 14 Jul 2006, 21:22.
Last edited by sallysea on 19 Mar 2017, 18:04, edited 2 times in total.
added the OA
1 KUDOS received
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 14 May 2006
Posts: 1382
Re: Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Jul 2006, 21:41
1
This post received
KUDOS
stuck b/w C and D... not even sure either is right, but the exceptions seem to be independent, so presence of telomerase in bone marrow is no indication of bone marrow cancer (C)

as far as D, I think it is too broad...
7 KUDOS received
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 06 May 2006
Posts: 779
Re: Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Jul 2006, 12:00
7
This post received
KUDOS
<phew> Close one b/w B and C, and I got it right :lol: C.

A) Not necessarily. We only dicussed Telomerase, other enzymes that fit the bill may exist, but are not discussed here.
B) The question mentions that Telomerase is only produced in cells that are actively dividing, but it does not mention that it is produced in all cells that are actively dividing. It may not be present in some of the cells.
C) True.
D) Not mentioned.
E) Not mentioned.
_________________

Uh uh. I know what you're thinking. "Is the answer A, B, C, D or E?" Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself. But you've gotta ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?

13 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 07 Nov 2012
Posts: 315
Schools: LBS '14 (A)
GMAT 1: 770 Q48 V48
Re: Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Oct 2013, 06:14
13
This post received
KUDOS
7
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that are actively dividing.
Key fact

For this reason it is generally absent from body tissues in adults.
Result of that fact. Because adults have grown up - they don't need to get any more new cells

Bone marrow is an exception to this rule, however, since even in adults, bone marrow cells continually divide to replace old blood cells.
Here is an exception to the rule

Cancers are another exception, because their cells are rapidly dividing.
Here is another exception to the rule

The information provided most strongly supports which of the following?
So we have a fact, and 2 places where it doesn't work. What can this be applied to?

A. Telomerase is the only enzyme that is present in cancerous cells but absent from cells that are not actively dividing. Key word that immediatly worries me is 'only'. We have no evidence that T is the 'only' enzyme in cancer cells
B. In children, the only body tissues from which telomerase is absent are those in which cells are not rapidly dividing. We have no evidence for this. It sort of makes sense, but no definite evidence for it
C. The presence of telomerase in bone marrow is no indication of bone marrow cancer. This looks good. If a certain enzyme is present in non cancerous bone marrow, then it can't be evidence of cancer.
D. Cancer of the bone marrow develops more rapidly than cancer growing in any other kind of adult tissue. This is not mentioned anywhere, nor can it be implied. Where is there any mention of speed?
E. The level of telomerase production is always higher in cancerous tissue than in noncancerous tissue Again, not mentioned. No implication if it grows faster or slower in any particular conditions

Hope that helps.

James
2 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 15 Sep 2011
Posts: 347
Location: United States
WE: Corporate Finance (Manufacturing)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Feb 2014, 04:12
2
This post received
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
A. Telomerase is the only enzyme that is present in cancerous cells but absent from cells that are not actively dividing. Could be true or could not be true. Stimulus states that telomerase is generally absent from body tissue. Furthermore, it's a exaggeration: "Generally" <> "only".
B. In children, the only body tissues from which telomerase is absent are those in which cells are not rapidly dividing. This is another exaggeration; nowhere in the necessary condition say cells must "rapidly" divide.
C. The presence of telomerase in bone marrow is no indication of bone marrow cancer. OK - Since bone marrow and cancer are exceptions, this must be inferred.
D. Cancer of the bone marrow develops more rapidly than cancer growing in any other kind of adult tissue. This is another exaggeration; nowhere in the necessary condition say cells must "rapidly" divide.
E. The level of telomerase production is always higher in cancerous tissue than in noncancerous tissue Could be true/could not be true.

IMO C
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 12 Nov 2012
Posts: 175
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Technology
Schools: ISB '18 (A)
GPA: 2.7
WE: Analyst (Computer Software)
Re: Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Aug 2014, 14:34
plumber250 wrote:
Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that are actively dividing.
Key fact

For this reason it is generally absent from body tissues in adults.
Result of that fact. Because adults have grown up - they don't need to get any more new cells

Bone marrow is an exception to this rule, however, since even in adults, bone marrow cells continually divide to replace old blood cells.
Here is an exception to the rule

Cancers are another exception, because their cells are rapidly dividing.
Here is another exception to the rule

The information provided most strongly supports which of the following?
So we have a fact, and 2 places where it doesn't work. What can this be applied to?

A. Telomerase is the only enzyme that is present in cancerous cells but absent from cells that are not actively dividing. Key word that immediatly worries me is 'only'. We have no evidence that T is the 'only' enzyme in cancer cells
B. In children, the only body tissues from which telomerase is absent are those in which cells are not rapidly dividing. We have no evidence for this. It sort of makes sense, but no definite evidence for it
C. The presence of telomerase in bone marrow is no indication of bone marrow cancer. This looks good. If a certain enzyme is present in non cancerous bone marrow, then it can't be evidence of cancer.
D. Cancer of the bone marrow develops more rapidly than cancer growing in any other kind of adult tissue. This is not mentioned anywhere, nor can it be implied. Where is there any mention of speed?
E. The level of telomerase production is always higher in cancerous tissue than in noncancerous tissue Again, not mentioned. No implication if it grows faster or slower in any particular conditions

Hope that helps.

James



Hi James,
I've a doubt here.
In inference type of questions we pick the must be true options. However, in option C, can we infer "The presence of telomerase in bone marrow is no indication of bone marrow cancer," on solid grounds? , because telomerase can be present in cancer cells ,and so it may be present in bone marrow cancer cells as well.
_________________

C'est la vie

4 KUDOS received
Director
Director
User avatar
B
Joined: 03 Feb 2013
Posts: 916
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Strategy
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V44
GPA: 3.88
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Reviews Badge
Re: Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Sep 2014, 08:49
4
This post received
KUDOS
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that are actively dividing. For this reason it is generally absent from body tissues in adults. Bone marrow is an exception to this rule, however, since even in adults, bone marrow cells continually divide to replace old blood cells. Cancers are another exception, because their cells are rapidly dividing.

The information provided most strongly supports which of the following?

A. Telomerase is the only enzyme that is present in cancerous cells but absent from cells that are not actively dividing
Cannot be inferred as the passage doesn't say that Telomerase is the only enzyme

B. In children, the only body tissues from which telomerase is absent are those in which cells are not rapidly dividing.
We are talking about actively dividing and not rapidly dividing.

C. The presence of telomerase in bone marrow is no indication of bone marrow cancer.
That can be inferred as presence of telomerase indicates that bone marrow tissues are actively dividing - Correct

D. Cancer of the bone marrow develops more rapidly than cancer growing in any other kind of adult tissue.
Cannot be inferred - We are not talking about the rapid growth of cancer

E. The level of telomerase production is always higher in cancerous tissue than in noncancerous tissue
Cannot be inferred as level of telomerase is not compared. The presence or absence is discussed.
_________________

Thanks,
Kinjal
My Debrief : http://gmatclub.com/forum/hardwork-never-gets-unrewarded-for-ever-189267.html#p1449379
My Application Experience : http://gmatclub.com/forum/hardwork-never-gets-unrewarded-for-ever-189267-40.html#p1516961
Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/kinjal-das/

Please click on Kudos, if you think the post is helpful

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 11 Mar 2015
Posts: 49
GMAT 1: 730 Q50 V38
GPA: 4
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 15 Jun 2015, 03:11
Don't understand why D does not work... The argument says that "cancer cells are rapidly dividing".. If cancer is placed on bone marrow, which cells are also dividing, speed of cancer should be enhanced - no? It is like a boat which goes along the river flow, in my mind.. mejia401 plumber250 VeritasPrepKarishma can anyone help please? Thanks in advance!

Originally posted by CorporateFinancier on 15 Jun 2015, 03:06.
Last edited by CorporateFinancier on 15 Jun 2015, 03:11, edited 1 time in total.
1 KUDOS received
Director
Director
User avatar
B
Joined: 03 Feb 2013
Posts: 916
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Strategy
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V44
GPA: 3.88
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Reviews Badge
Re: Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Jun 2015, 03:11
1
This post received
KUDOS
Delamax wrote:
Don't understand why D does not work... The argument says that "cancer cells are rapidly dividing".. If cancer is placed on bone marrow, which cells are also dividing, speed of cancer should be enhanced - no? It is like a boat which goes along the river flow, in my mind.. mejia401 plumber250 karishma can anyone help please? Thanks in advance!


Data 1 : Cancers are another exception, because their cells are rapidly dividing
Data 2: bone marrow cells continually divide to replace old blood cells.

It doesn't mean that both will add and increase the rate of dividing.

"It is like a boat which goes along the river flow" is a good example.

How do you know if the boat is going in the same direction as that of the river.

I hope this is clear.
_________________

Thanks,
Kinjal
My Debrief : http://gmatclub.com/forum/hardwork-never-gets-unrewarded-for-ever-189267.html#p1449379
My Application Experience : http://gmatclub.com/forum/hardwork-never-gets-unrewarded-for-ever-189267-40.html#p1516961
Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/kinjal-das/

Please click on Kudos, if you think the post is helpful

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 11 Mar 2015
Posts: 49
GMAT 1: 730 Q50 V38
GPA: 4
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Jun 2015, 03:16
kinjiGC wrote:
Delamax wrote:
Don't understand why D does not work... The argument says that "cancer cells are rapidly dividing".. If cancer is placed on bone marrow, which cells are also dividing, speed of cancer should be enhanced - no? It is like a boat which goes along the river flow, in my mind.. mejia401 plumber250 karishma can anyone help please? Thanks in advance!


Data 1 : Cancers are another exception, because their cells are rapidly dividing
Data 2: bone marrow cells continually divide to replace old blood cells.

It doesn't mean that both will add and increase the rate of dividing.

"It is like a boat which goes along the river flow" is a good example.

How do you know if the boat is going in the same direction as that of the river.

I hope this is clear.


Thanks a lot! Tough question..
Expert Post
SVP
SVP
avatar
B
Joined: 06 Nov 2014
Posts: 1889
Re: Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Jun 2015, 11:33
Expert's post
3
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that are actively dividing. For this reason it is generally absent from body tissues in adults. Bone marrow is an exception to this rule, however, since even in adults, bone marrow cells continually divide to replace old blood cells. Cancers are another exception, because their cells are rapidly dividing.

The information provided most strongly supports which of the following?

A. Telomerase is the only enzyme that is present in cancerous cells but absent from cells that are not actively dividing. can't be supported - we don't have information on other enzymes
B. In children, the only body tissues from which telomerase is absent are those in which cells are not rapidly dividing. can't be supported - telomerase is produced in dividing cells but that doesn't mean it is present in every tissue that has dividing cells
C. The presence of telomerase in bone marrow is no indication of bone marrow cancer. Telomerase is present in actively dividing cells. In adults, bone marrow cells and cancer cells actively divide. Since the cells may be normal bone marrow or cancerous, the presence of telomerase in these cells does not necessarily indicate bone marrow cancer.
D. Cancer of the bone marrow develops more rapidly than cancer growing in any other kind of adult tissue. can't be supported - no evidence of the relative cell division rates
E. The level of telomerase production is always higher in cancerous tissue than in noncancerous tissue can't be supported - we only know that it is present sometimes in both, but not to what extent
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 22 Sep 2015
Posts: 108
Re: Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Jan 2016, 19:31
the argument tells us "Telomerase is in: (i) kids cells that are actively dividing, (ii) kids & adults cancer cells, and (iii) kids and adults bone marrow"

For those confused between B and C.

B = "rapidly" does not = "actively". for all we know the cells that are dividing actively are dividing once a year, which is actually really slowly
C = telomerase is in bone marrow, and not because of cancer. this is correct, see above point (iii)
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 06 Nov 2015
Posts: 24
GMAT 1: 690 Q49 V35
Re: Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Sep 2016, 04:02
Hi,

Could someone help to explain this one, why choice E is considered "Not sure/No information"?

According to the given information, "telomerase" is found only in some cells actively dividing (such as bone marrow, cancers... in adults), so why couldn't we conclude that because it is not found elsewhere, "the level of telomerase production is always higher in cancerous tissue (which has telomerase) than in noncancerous tissue (which does not have telomerase)"?

Thanks for helping!
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 01 Sep 2016
Posts: 104
Re: Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Sep 2016, 23:51
Thanks James.

I was able to eleminate all but C.However, was not sure why C is correct :)

plumber250 wrote:
Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that are actively dividing.
Key fact

For this reason it is generally absent from body tissues in adults.
Result of that fact. Because adults have grown up - they don't need to get any more new cells

Bone marrow is an exception to this rule, however, since even in adults, bone marrow cells continually divide to replace old blood cells.
Here is an exception to the rule

Cancers are another exception, because their cells are rapidly dividing.
Here is another exception to the rule

The information provided most strongly supports which of the following?
So we have a fact, and 2 places where it doesn't work. What can this be applied to?

A. Telomerase is the only enzyme that is present in cancerous cells but absent from cells that are not actively dividing. Key word that immediatly worries me is 'only'. We have no evidence that T is the 'only' enzyme in cancer cells
B. In children, the only body tissues from which telomerase is absent are those in which cells are not rapidly dividing. We have no evidence for this. It sort of makes sense, but no definite evidence for it
C. The presence of telomerase in bone marrow is no indication of bone marrow cancer. This looks good. If a certain enzyme is present in non cancerous bone marrow, then it can't be evidence of cancer.
D. Cancer of the bone marrow develops more rapidly than cancer growing in any other kind of adult tissue. This is not mentioned anywhere, nor can it be implied. Where is there any mention of speed?
E. The level of telomerase production is always higher in cancerous tissue than in noncancerous tissue Again, not mentioned. No implication if it grows faster or slower in any particular conditions

Hope that helps.

James
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 06 Nov 2015
Posts: 24
GMAT 1: 690 Q49 V35
Re: Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Sep 2016, 07:58
Hi abhishek03050,

How did you eliminate choice E?

As I understand, the given information is:
Telomerase is only in cells that are actively dividing, including Bone marrow cells and Cancer cells
=> So we expect that Telomerase presents in cancerous tissues, and NOT in noncancerous tissues, right?
=> So why couldn't we conclude that the level of Telomerase production in cancerous tissues (which has such production) is higher than that in noncancerous tissues (which does not have such production)?

Thank for your help :D
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 01 Sep 2016
Posts: 104
Re: Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Sep 2016, 08:10
Option "E" is talking about "Levels"...
No information given about the same..
Hope my understanding is clear 8-)

thuyduong91vnu wrote:
Hi abhishek03050,

How did you eliminate choice E?

As I understand, the given information is:
Telomerase is only in cells that are actively dividing, including Bone marrow cells and Cancer cells
=> So we expect that Telomerase presents in cancerous tissues, and NOT in noncancerous tissues, right?
=> So why couldn't we conclude that the level of Telomerase production in cancerous tissues (which has such production) is higher than that in noncancerous tissues (which does not have such production)?

Thank for your help :D
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 18 Jun 2016
Posts: 271
Location: India
GMAT 1: 720 Q50 V38
GMAT 2: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 4
WE: General Management (Other)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Sep 2016, 09:18
thuyduong91vnu wrote:
Hi abhishek03050,

How did you eliminate choice E?

As I understand, the given information is:
Telomerase is only in cells that are actively dividing, including Bone marrow cells and Cancer cells
=> So we expect that Telomerase presents in cancerous tissues, and NOT in noncancerous tissues, right?
=> So why couldn't we conclude that the level of Telomerase production in cancerous tissues (which has such production) is higher than that in noncancerous tissues (which does not have such production)?

Thank for your help :D

Enzyme T is present in all kinds of cells that are actively dividing <- First line of Stimulus.

Further down the stimulus, we learn that bone marrow and cancer are 2 exceptions of the rule mentioned in 2ns line of stimulus. Meaning -> Enzyme T is produced in both cancerous and noncancerous tissues. However, we have not been given any data to compare the level of this enzyme in any tissue. All we know is that Cancerous cells divide rapidly. We don't know whether this rate is maximum or, as a matter of fact, whether this rate affects the production of Enzyme.
_________________

I'd appreciate learning about the grammatical errors in my posts

Please hit Kudos If my Solution helps

My Debrief for 750 - https://gmatclub.com/forum/from-720-to-750-one-of-the-most-difficult-pleatues-to-overcome-246420.html

My CR notes - https://gmatclub.com/forum/patterns-in-cr-questions-243450.html

Expert Post
Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 24 Nov 2014
Posts: 197
GMAT 1: 800 Q51 V51
Re: Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Mar 2017, 13:21
freetheking wrote:
Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that are actively dividing. For this reason it is generally absent from body tissues in adults. Bone marrow is an exception to this rule, however, since even in adults, bone marrow cells continually divide to replace old blood cells. Cancers are another exception, because their cells are rapidly dividing.

The information provided most strongly supports which of the following?

A. Telomerase is the only enzyme that is present in cancerous cells but absent from cells that are not actively dividing.
B. In children, the only body tissues from which telomerase is absent are those in which cells are not rapidly dividing.
C. The presence of telomerase in bone marrow is no indication of bone marrow cancer.
D. Cancer of the bone marrow develops more rapidly than cancer growing in any other kind of adult tissue.
E. The level of telomerase production is always higher in cancerous tissue than in noncancerous tissue

OA lateR~ :?


This question has been giving many people a lot of trouble, and the truth is that the reason there are so many doubts is that the question has issues, as some of the wording does not quite clearly state what the question's creator felt that it states. So let's define what the issues are.

First let's define what they are not. Answer choices A, D and E, are fine. Each of them says something that clearly cannot be inferred from what the prompt says.

A does not have to be true. There could be all manner of differences between cancerous cells and cells that are not actively dividing.

D cannot be inferred, as what the prompt say about bone marrow does not clearly indicate anything about the rate at which bone marrow cancer grows.

E cannot be inferred as the prompt does not indirectly or directly support any conclusions about relative levels of telomerase production. It merely provides a binary set of situations, cells in which telomerase is produced and cells in which telomerase is not produced.

Ok so, with A, D, and E out, we are left with the two problematic answer choices.

First let's talk about B, "In children, the only body tissues from which telomerase is absent are those in which cells are not rapidly dividing."

Since C is the OA, the creator of this question clearly felt that B cannot be inferred from the prompt, and here is the logic underlying that stance.

For all we know, while the prompt says that telomerase is only produced by cells that are dividing, it is possible that not all cells that are dividing produce telomerase. That cells that are dividing may not produce telomerase seems possible, and this logic means that B cannot be inferred.

However, there are aspects of the wording of the prompt that could be taken to indicate that actually all dividing cells produce telomerase.

The prompt says, "Bone marrow is an exception to this rule, however, since even in adults, bone marrow cells continually divide to replace old blood cells." The prompt also says, "Cancers are another exception, because their cells are rapidly dividing."

The implication that one could take from those statements is that SINCE BONE MARROW CELLS AND CANCER CELLS DIVIDE, THEY ARE EXCEPTIONS. The prompt does not say that since they divide they CAN BE exceptions. It say that since they divide they ARE exceptions, which can be taken to mean "SINCE THEY DIVIDE, THEY PRODUCE TELOMERASE."

That somewhat reasonable interpretation of the meanings of the sentences in the prompt could in turn be taken as implying that CELLS THAT DIVIDE PRODUCE TELOMERASE, which supports B.

I believe that that analysis partially explains why B is being chosen by so many people.

Now let's look at C, "The presence of telomerase in bone marrow is no indication of bone marrow cancer."

The issue in C is similar to the issue in B, actually.

Just as B does not say CAN BE AN EXCEPTION, C does not say, IS NOT NECESSARILY AN INDICATION.

C says that telomerase in bone marrow is NO indication of cancer. That's an extreme statement, as telomerase in bone marrow could be coming from cancerous cells. I realize that I am playing with subtle differences, but I think that if C were worded even "The presence of telomerase in bone marrow is NOT AN indication of bone marrow cancer," C would be slightly clearer.

So if the wording in the prompt regarding the bone marrow and cancer exceptions were just slightly clearer, and if a couple of words in C were changed in order to increase clarity, this question would perhaps go from 700 level to 600 level.
_________________

Marty Murray
GMAT Coach
m.w.murray@hotmail.com
http://infinitemindprep.com

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 14 Jan 2014
Posts: 22
Re: Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Jul 2017, 10:08
Hi All,

I'm confused whether most strongly supports which of the following question type can be solved by fact finding or by inference.

According the PowerScore CR Bible it should be solved by fact finding approach.

Kindly clarify.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 14 Jan 2014
Posts: 22
Re: Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Jul 2017, 10:33
Hi,

a. Premise 1- Telomerase Enzyme –present in actively dividing cells.
b. Premise 2- It is absent from body tissues in adults.
c. 2 exceptions- Bone Marrow cells –continually divide.
d. Cancer cells- rapidly divide.
e. However the cells are dividing(continually or rapidly) the enzyme will be produced.
f. Both the cells(cancer and bone marrow) are different from each other , C is the correct answer.
Re: Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that   [#permalink] 21 Jul 2017, 10:33

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 21 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

Telomerase is an enzyme that is produced only in cells that

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.