It is currently 28 Jun 2017, 10:59

Live Now:

Open Admission Chat with MBA Expert, Donna Bauman. (Kellogg MBA Graduate and Former UNC Adcom)


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

The ability to analyze genomes — sequences of DNA — has grown more and

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

Hide Tags

1 KUDOS received
Verbal Forum Moderator
Verbal Forum Moderator
avatar
Joined: 23 Oct 2011
Posts: 283
Premium Member
The ability to analyze genomes — sequences of DNA — has grown more and [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Apr 2012, 19:52
1
This post received
KUDOS
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  25% (medium)

Question Stats:

74% (02:29) correct 26% (01:26) wrong based on 456 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The ability to analyze genomes — sequences of DNA — has grown more and more sophisticated. Scientists are able to examine the biological past in finer detail and with greater accuracy. A new analysis of the genetic links between early humans and chimpanzees has led to a hypothesis that the two species diverged more recently than previous estimates indicated. This gives credence to a very startling new theory: the ancestors of humans and chimpanzees might have hybridized to produce the lineage from which modern humans eventually developed.

What can be inferred from the statements above?

(A) Hybridized species combine the best of both lineages.
(B) Political and religious pressures will affect the course of future research.
(C) Future research will enable scientists to determine the exact characteristics of this hybrid ancestor of modern man.
(D) Earlier genome analysis established genetic links between early humans and chimpanzees.
(E) Human DNA is more complex than that of chimpanzees.

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

********************
Push +1 kudos button please, if you like my post.

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 03 Aug 2011
Posts: 54
Reviews Badge
Re: The ability to analyze genomes — sequences of DNA — has grown more and [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Apr 2012, 02:58
+1 D

All other choice are out of scope.
4 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 19 Jun 2012
Posts: 20
Re: The ability to analyze genomes — sequences of DNA — has grown more and [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Nov 2013, 21:06
4
This post received
KUDOS
3
This post was
BOOKMARKED
The ability to analyze genomes — sequences of DNA — has grown more and more sophisticated. Scientists are able to examine the biological past in finer detail and with greater accuracy. A new analysis of the genetic links between early humans and chimpanzees has led to a hypothesis that the two species diverged more recently than previous estimates indicated. This gives credence to a very startling new theory: the ancestors of humans and chimpanzees might have hybridized to produce the lineage from which modern humans eventually developed.

What can be inferred from the statements above?
• Hybridized species combine the best of both lineages.
• Political and religious pressures will affect the course of future research.

• Future research will enable scientists to determine the exact characteristics of this hybrid ancestor of modern man.

• Earlier genome analysis established genetic links between early humans and chimpanzees.
• Human DNA is more complex than that of chimpanzees.
_________________

If questions jerk in your mind, then give me a KUDOS

Expert Post
4 KUDOS received
Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor
User avatar
Joined: 23 Oct 2013
Posts: 144
Re: The ability to analyze genomes — sequences of DNA — has grown more and [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Nov 2013, 19:05
4
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Inference questions do not always encompass the entire argument. Sometimes they play on only a portion of the argument. Inference answers must absolutely 100% be TRUE.

This inference question comes from this statement: "A new analysis of the genetic links between early humans and chimpanzees has led to a hypothesis that the two species diverged more recently than previous estimates indicated." If the species are thought to have diverged more recently than previous estimates indicated, then that means there were previous estimates indicating a genetic relationship. This is answer choice D.

I hope this helps!!!
_________________

Brandon
Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor

If you found this post helpful, please give me kudos!!! :)

Save $100 on Veritas Prep GMAT Courses And Admissions Consulting
Enroll now. Pay later. Take advantage of Veritas Prep's flexible payment plan options.

Veritas Prep Reviews

GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10147
Premium Member
Re: The ability to analyze genomes — sequences of DNA — has grown more and [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Nov 2013, 09:08
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Status: Student
Joined: 26 Aug 2013
Posts: 256
Location: France
Concentration: Finance, General Management
Schools: EMLYON FT'16
GMAT 1: 650 Q47 V32
GPA: 3.44
Re: The ability to analyze genomes — sequences of DNA — has grown more and [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Dec 2013, 10:14
creativeminddu wrote:
The ability to analyze genomes — sequences of DNA — has grown more and more sophisticated. Scientists are able to examine the biological past in finer detail and with greater accuracy. A new analysis of the genetic links between early humans and chimpanzees has led to a hypothesis that the two species diverged more recently than previous estimates indicated. This gives credence to a very startling new theory: the ancestors of humans and chimpanzees might have hybridized to produce the lineage from which modern humans eventually developed.

What can be inferred from the statements above?
• Hybridized species combine the best of both lineages.
• Political and religious pressures will affect the course of future research.

• Future research will enable scientists to determine the exact characteristics of this hybrid ancestor of modern man.

• Earlier genome analysis established genetic links between early humans and chimpanzees.
• Human DNA is more complex than that of chimpanzees.



A) Hybridized species combine the best of both lineages. - Totally out of scope - Wrong
B) Political and religious pressures will affect the course of future research. - Totally out of scope - Wrong
C) Future research will enable scientists to determine the exact characteristics of this hybrid ancestor of modern man. - Future research might never occur. This is not an inferred type answer - Wrong
D) Earlier genome analysis established genetic links between early humans and chimpanzees. - CORRECT
E) Human DNA is more complex than that of chimpanzees - Anything like this is said in the text - Wrong
_________________

Think outside the box

GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10147
Premium Member
Re: The ability to analyze genomes — sequences of DNA — has grown more and [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Mar 2015, 12:37
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10147
Premium Member
Re: The ability to analyze genomes — sequences of DNA — has grown more and [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 May 2016, 10:06
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10147
Premium Member
Re: The ability to analyze genomes — sequences of DNA — has grown more and [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Jul 2016, 09:28
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 08 Sep 2015
Posts: 76
Re: The ability to analyze genomes — sequences of DNA — has grown more and [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Sep 2016, 22:08
The statements indicate that DNA analysis has become more sophisticated and thus produced better results. The passage comments on a "new analysis" and “a very startling new theory” about the origins of modern man and chimpanzees.

D - CORRECT. The passage states that a "new analysis of the genetic links between early humans and chimpanzees has led to a hypothesis that the two species diverged more recently than previous estimates indicated." The fact that this is a "new" analysis suggests that prior analysis had already established the links; also, since the new theory has altered the time frame for the divergence, it follows that some genetic link and subsequent divergence was already ascertained.
3 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 08 Jun 2013
Posts: 35
Re: The ability to analyze genomes — sequences of DNA — has grown more and [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Sep 2016, 00:27
3
This post received
KUDOS
A new analysis of the genetic links between early humans and chimpanzees has led to a hypothesis that the two species diverged more recently than previous estimates indicated. This gives credence to a very startling new theory: the ancestors of humans and chimpanzees might have hybridized to produce the lineage from which modern humans eventually developed.

As inference means every word of correct answer is stated in the argument:
• Hybridized species combine the best of both lineages. - best, no where discussed in the passage.
Political and religious pressures will affect the course of future research. - out of scope

• Future research will enable scientists to determine the exact characteristics of this hybrid ancestor of modern man. - it's an assumption, nothing in passage supports or substantiate this statement.

• Earlier genome analysis established genetic links between early humans and chimpanzees. - look at the bold part in the argument section, it states that the link between humans and chimpanzees is fairly new in comparison to what earlier thought that they diverged long ago.
• Human DNA is more complex than that of chimpanzees. - this comparison is discussed nowhere in the passage.

D is the answer
Re: The ability to analyze genomes — sequences of DNA — has grown more and   [#permalink] 08 Sep 2016, 00:27
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
2 Experts publish their posts in the topic Researchers have used DNA sequencing to find a specific gene MartyMurray 2 09 Mar 2016, 05:26
10 Experts publish their posts in the topic DNA evidence has increasingly been used in court dominicraj 2 27 May 2015, 15:18
35 Experts publish their posts in the topic Over the past ten years, the population of Dismaston has grown five ti guerrero25 34 05 Nov 2016, 18:41
The ability to analyze genomes — sequences of DNA creativeminddu 0 08 Sep 2016, 00:27
2 Experts publish their posts in the topic Over the last three years, the city of Las Vegas has grown bhavinshah5685 9 29 Aug 2014, 05:06
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The ability to analyze genomes — sequences of DNA — has grown more and

  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 and phpBB SEO

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®.