Yahoo Japan to sell genetic test kit to general public
News On Japan via Japan Times -- Nov 02
Internet giant Yahoo Japan Corp. will market to the general public a medical test kit intended to help individuals identify their genetic risk for contracting various diseases, officials said Thursday.
Acknowledging criticism of making genetic tests readily available to consumers, Yahoo Japan defended its planned online sale of the kit from December.
The test kit, which is priced at ¥29,800, was developed by Tokyo-based genetic analysis specialist Genesis Healthcare Co. Yahoo Japan projects sales of 300 units a month.
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