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Advances in biotechnology will enable scientists to develop treatments for a variety of serious illnesses.
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Step 1 : Identify the key terms of the Claim
Advances in biotechnology will enable scientists to develop treatments for a variety of serious illness.
Step 2 : Identify synonyms, search terms and phrases
Step 3 : Develop refining questions to narrow the claim - Who? What? Which? How? ...
Consider the following:
Which advances in biotechnology?
Which serious illness?
How will the advance treat the illness?
Step 4 : Add to your terms, synonyms and search terms/phrases table
Now that you have narrowed the claim with specifics, add this detail to your keyword table.
Step 5 : Do background research to answer your refining questions
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