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Sophistication of Gene Manipulation

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Read the following passage, which contains some underlined or numbered words or phrases. Each of the answer choices contains alternatives for the underlines; choose the one that fits best grammatically or stylistically. If you think the original is the best answer, choose Choice ‘A’, or NO CHANGE.

Questions about specific parts of the passage or about the passage as a whole are identified by numbers only, not underlines. These will be associated with specific questions.

Can We Turn a Chimp into a Man?

Created for Albert.io. September 2014

As gene manipulation and DNA re-sequencing techniques (3) are becoming more sophisticated every day, so would it be out of the realm of science fiction to manipulate the germ plasm of a chimpanzee, replacing the sequences that make it a chimp, with those sequences which make us human?

A

NO CHANGE

B

become more sophisticated,

C

becoming more sophisticated, so

D

become more sophisticated, and