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Yahoo Japan to Begin Selling a Genetic Test Kit

by Savitha C Muppala on November 4, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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 Yahoo Japan to Begin Selling a Genetic Test Kit

Yahoo Japan will be marketing a genetic testing kit to its users, thus giving a real taste to users of what preventive medicine is all about.

Priced at about 30,000 yen ($370), those who choose to buy it will need to mail their saliva samples to a testing lab. The lab will conduct various tests and provide a report on genetic susceptibility to several diseases like diabetes.

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The test kit, which is the brain child of Tokyo-based Genesis Healthcare Co., is capable of analyzing 68 genes and enabling a report of genetic predisposition to certain ailments.

Based on the results of the tests, the firm will also advise customers on the ways to cut their risk of developing genetically susceptible diseases.



Source: Medindia
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