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The following article is adapted from Robert Martone, "Scientists Discover Children's Cells Living in Mothers' Brains," in Scientific American (December 4, 2014).
*a neurogenerative disease that, among other symptoms, causes problems with memory.Various types of microchimerisms affect humans. The common mother-Mc and fetus-Mc and the organs/presumed cell types affected by them are shown.
1. What is the rhetorical effect of the opening line of the passage?
2. Which of the following models the structure of the author's argument throughout the passage?
3. What is the primary purpose of the passage?
4. As used in line 22, "autonomous" most nearly means
5. According to the passage, what is one potential outcome of a woman's brain containing dormant male cells?
6. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?
7. Which idea best describes the function of the statement "We all…strange" (lines 35-37)?
8. According to the passage, non-twin siblings may have some cells in common because they
9. Which choice provides the best evidence for the answer to the previous question?
10. Based on the information in the passage and the graphic, which of the following most accurately describes an effect of microchimerism?
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