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VOCABULARY PRACTICE 4 - CAE
I. Select the words that best complete the sentences in the text It only .......... (1) the completion of the reconstruction of the human genetic map for a whole host of hereditary diseases to be .......... (2). Originally, it was forecast that the venture would take until the beginning of the 21st century to be .......... (3). At present, it is clear that the task can be finished much earlier. Hundreds of scholars have gone to .......... (4) to help .......... (5) the mystery of the human genetic structure with an ardent hope for .......... (6) mankind from disorders such as cancer, cystic fibrosis or arthritis. The progress in this incredible undertaking is .......... (7) by an accurate interpretation of the information .......... (8) in the chromosomes forming the trillions of the cells in the human body. Locating and characterizing every single gene may .......... (9) an implausible assignment, but very considerable .......... (10) has already been made. What we know by now is that the hereditary code is assembled in DNA, some parts of which may be diseased and .......... (11) to the uncontrollable transmission of the damaged code from parents to their children. Whereas work at the completion of the human genom may last for a few years more, notions like gene therapy or genetic engineering don’t .......... (12) much surprise any longer. Their potential application has already been .......... (13) in the effective struggle against many viruses or in the genetic treatment of blood disorders. The hopes are, then, that hundreds of maladies that humanity is .......... (14) with at present might, eventually, cease to exist in the not too .......... (15) future.

1. a) expectsb) requiresc) anticipatesd) remains
2. a) terminatedb) interferedc) eradicatedd) disrupted 3. a) concludedb) releasedc) conceivedd) performed
4. a) maximumb) utmostc) supremed) extremes
5. a) dissolveb) interrogate...
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