Just Run Faster?

Over at The Verge, writer Angela Chen ordered a genetic test to help her find the best way to train for a half marathon, but she says what she learned wasn't much help.

Certain genetic tests, she notes, offer insight as to whether people are better at sprinting or have faster recovery times and more, and use that to help them train. Chen ordered Helix's sequencing kit and then added on DNAFit's Fitness Diet Pro.

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