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Using newspaper and magazine articles from the Online Databases at the Strayer Learning Resources Center and/or credible sources from the Internet, research the concept of “personalized medicine”. In a two to four page paper, explain how modern genetic technology may lead to personalized medicine. Give two or more specific examples of the benefits of personalized medicine. Discuss the drawbacks and limitations of this approach to human medicine. This paper should adhere to APA style standards including the following: Double space, 1” margins and in text citation of references. A title page and a reference page are required, but do not count towards the 2-4 page length. See the following Assignment Grading Rubric for information about how this assignment will be graded. Criteria Relative Weighting (%age) Rating Developing (1) Competent (2) Exemplary (3) Content: Paper length, logical progression and Submission Deadline 10 Did not completely follow directions on length and/or deadline. Mostly followed directions on length and deadline. Also mostly showed logical progression. Followed directions on length and deadline. Paper remains on topic and evidences logical progression. Content: Explanation of how modern genetic technology may lead to personalized medicine 20 Two examples or arguments supported by references; Sources not authoritative. Two examples or arguments supported by authoritative reference sources Three or more examples or arguments supported by authoritative references sources and critical conclusions. Content: Discussion of benefits of personalized medicine 20 One benefit described or sources suspect. Two benefits described and supported with credible sources. Two or more examples of benefits described and supported with authoritative sources. Summary of argument given. Content: Discussion of the drawbacks and limitations of personal medicine 20 Discussion is somewhat logical and well reasoned; but lacks persuasive or credible examples. Discussion of drawbacks/limitations is logical and persuasive. Examples are reasonable. Discussion is insighful, logical, and persuasive. Examples are excellent and a summary is present. Use of Learning Resource Center 10 References were used, but some sources were not credible or lacked relevance. References were relevant and sufficiently researched. References evidence critical appropriation of authoritative sources. References: In text citations using APA style; Separate reference page. 10 References were used, but citations did not follow correct style, evidencing four or more errors. References evidence more than three errors in style. References adhere to APA style and evidence little or no error. APA Style Standards : Double Spaced 1-inch Margins Separate Title Page 10 One or more of the three standards is not present Standards are present , but errors are evidenced. All the standards are present and result in a professional looking document. 100%
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