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Within 20 years it will probably be possible to identify the genetic

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Within 20 years it will probably be possible to identify the genetic susceptibility an individual may have toward any particular disease. Eventually, effective strategies will be discovered to counteract each such susceptibility. Once these effective strategies are found, therefore, the people who follow them will never get sick.

The argument above is based on which of the following assumptions?


(A) For every disease there is only one strategy that can prevent its occurrence.

(B) In the future, genetics will be the only medical specialty of any importance.

(C) All human sicknesses are in part the result of individuals’ genetic susceptibilities

(D) All humans are genetically susceptible to some diseases.

(E) People will follow medical advice when they are convinced that it is effective.

Originally posted by MBA2ran on 28 Dec 2006, 03:35.
Last edited by Bunuel on 20 Sep 2018, 02:09, edited 1 time in total.
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I will go with C. The author states genetic susceptibility to any disease.

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Within 20 years it will probably be possible to identify the genetic susceptibility an individual may have toward any particular disease. Eventually, effective strategies will be discovered to counteract each such susceptibility. Once these effective strategies are found, therefore, the people who follow them will never get sick.

The argument above is based on which of the following assumptions?

(A) For every disease there is only one strategy that can prevent its occurrence.
(B) In the future, genetics will be the only medical specialty of any importance.
(C) All human sicknesses are in part the result of individuals’ genetic susceptibilities
(D) All humans are genetically susceptible to some diseases.
(E) People will follow medical advice when they are convinced that it is effective.
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My pick is C.

(C) All human sicknesses are in part the result of individuals’ genetic susceptibilities

If all sicknesses are in part the result of individuals’ genetic susceptibilities, then people who follow the strategies will never get sick.
However, if some sicknesses are a result of something other than genetic susceptibilities, then the argument won't stand.

Therefore the argument is based on C
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C.
argument assumes that all diseases are a result of susceptibilities. Otherwise they would not be able to prevent all people from getting sick.
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One more for C. To infer that people will never get sick, we need an assumption stating that all diseases are in fact the result of genetic susceptibilities.
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Conclusion: the people who follow them(effective strategies) will never get sick.

But effective strategies are developed only for susceptible diseases. So if a person only gets diseases to which he/she is susceptible then the conclusion is true.

So the inherent assumption for conclusion to be true is: a person only gets diseases to which he/she is susceptible

Option C represents the same assumption in different words.

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