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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 September 2014

Though the percentage of shared DNA (5) sounds as although the difference between man and chimp is small, scientists have identified more than 40 million sequences that differ between the two species out of 3 billion DNA nucleotides in each genome.




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