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Marathon Chances Determined Through DNA Test
2013-04-15 05:29:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have developed a new DNA test that can allegedly determine whether or not a person is capable of completing a marathon — or at the very least, finishing in a respectable time. According to Emily Davies of the Daily Mail, the genetic test, called XRPredict+, was developed by Jamie Timmons, the head of systems biology at Loughborough University. XRPredict+ focuses on a key group of 30 genes which determine how an...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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