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The mass-marketing of companies that specialize in DNA testing has ins

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The mass-marketing of companies that specialize in DNA testing has inspired fears that the DNA testing process will become too commonplace, resulting in emotional trauma to those who are ill equipped to cope with the results, and greatly increasing the number of lawsuits that are brought against hospitals and adoption agencies.

A. greatly increasing the number of lawsuits that are brought

B. greatly increase the number of lawsuits brought

C. it would greatly increase the number of lawsuits that would be brought

D. it would greatly increase the bringing of a number of lawsuits

E. greatly increasing the number of those who would bring lawsuits

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The mass-marketing of companies that specialize in DNA testing has inspired fears that the DNA testing process will become too commonplace, resulting in emotional trauma to those who are ill equipped to cope with the results, and greatly increasing the number of lawsuits that are brought against hospitals and adoption agencies.

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A. greatly increasing the number of lawsuits that are brought

Parallelism error. This incorrectly tries to be parallel to the modifier "resulting in emotional trauma..." but is actually part of the core of the sentence. Plus, the AND is a dead giveaway that parallelism is a problem here but not with the non-essential phrase "resulting in...". It means to say that "DNA testing inspired fears that the process WILL become too commonplace AND INCREASE - not increasing.

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B. greatly increase the number of lawsuits brought

Keep - for parallel structure & tense. Let's keep going!

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C. it would greatly increase the number of lawsuits that would be brought

Verb tense issue. The first part of the sentence is in future tense (will). Would is past tense.

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D. it would greatly increase the bringing of a number of lawsuits

Again, tense problem. Also, you should avoid using the complex gerund form bringing of an action noun exists. In this case, this phrasing also just "sounds" wrong & wordy.

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E. greatly increasing the number of those who would bring lawsuits

Ambiguous demonstrative pronoun inserted. Who is "those"? Is it the same "those" who might go through emotional trauma?
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The mass-marketing of companies that specialize in DNA testing has inspired fears that the DNA testing process will become too commonplace, resulting in emotional trauma to those who are ill equipped to cope with the results, and greatly increasing the number of lawsuits that are brought against hospitals and adoption agencies.

A. greatly increasing the number of lawsuits that are brought
The highlighted term should be parallel with WILL BECOME. The word AND should be a marker to check for any parallelism errors.

B. greatly increase the number of lawsuits brought
Parallelism, tenses, pronoun references are fine here. Correct.

C. it would greatly increase the number of lawsuits that would be brought
A couple of problems here. First, verb tense - the first bit i.e. not underlined part of the sentence is in future tense (as indicated by WILL BECOME TOO COMPETITIVE...). Secondly, what does IT refer to? Is it referring to DNA Testing or mass marketing of DNA Testing?

D. it would greatly increase the bringing of a number of lawsuits
Same problem as Option C for IT WOULD. Secondly, THE BRINGING would make a great title for a sci-fi horror movie, but in the context of this sentence, it sounds very awkward.

E. greatly increasing the number of those who would bring lawsuits
GREATLY INCREASING has the same problem as stated in option A (parallelism issue). Moreover, who exactly is THOSE referring to? THOSE does not have an antecedent in this sentence.

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The mass-marketing of companies that specialize in DNA testing has inspired fears that the DNA testing process will become too commonplace, resulting in emotional trauma to those who are ill equipped to cope with the results, and greatly increasing the number of lawsuits that are brought against hospitals and adoption agencies.

A. greatly increasing the number of lawsuits that are brought

B. greatly increase the number of lawsuits brought

C. it would greatly increase the number of lawsuits that would be brought

D. it would greatly increase the bringing of a number of lawsuits

E. greatly increasing the number of those who would bring lawsuits

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IN FACT, both A and B make sense. BUT the given option has a grammatical hint,which we can use to know what exactly is to be parallel.

DNA testing process will become too commonplace, resulting in emotional trauma to those who are ill equipped to cope with the results, and greatly increasing the number of lawsuits that are brought against hospitals and adoption agencies.

Please look closely that there is a COMMA before "And" , In english in most cases a comma is used before "And" if there are more than 2 relatable elememnts.
If "resulting" and "greatly increasing" are to be parallel (verb-ing modifiers showing the result of the phrase"will become too commonplace") then there should be no comma before "And" .
But becasue there is COMMA before"And" the verb-ing"resulting" becomes a non essetial part because it is included between 2 commas.

So OPTION B IS RIGHT
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