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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...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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