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MIT Department of Biology 7.014 Introductory Biology, Spring 2005 Name:______________________________________ Section :______ 7.014 Problem Set 1 A nswers to this problem set are to be turned in . Problem sets will not be accepted late. Solutions will be posted on the web. Please read the following two articles and use them to answer Question 1. Article I Fouad, Tamer. "Laptops can affect fertility in males, US researchers warn." (January 1, 2005). (full text at http://www.thedoctorslounge.net/fertilounge/articles/fertility_laptops) Please refer to article:
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Article II 2 Moore, Charles. "Hot Laptops A Male Reproductive Health Hazard - And Something You Can Do About It." Road Warrior , January 4, 2005. (full text with pictures at http://www.macopinion.com/columns/roadwarrior/05/01/04/ ) Please refer to article:
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a) Do the articles above present the findings of the laptop study objectively? If yes, justify. If no, give examples of biased reporting and explain why you believe the reporting to be biased. (Feel free to underline or highlight passages in the text, as long as you clearly identify the meaning of your markings) b) Look again at the second article. Does the Laptop Desk study answer the question of how likely is it that this device would help alleviate the problem of the elevated scrotum temperature associated with laptop use? Why or why not? c) Based on the information in the two articles, do you think the Laptop Desk is likely to be a significant relief for the problem of the elevated scrotum temperature associated with laptop use? Why or why not? d) Based on the information in the two articles, do you think it was appropriate to include the information about the Laptop Desk in the second article? Why or why not? 3
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