Yahoo Japan Is Selling A Genetic Test KitYahoo, a massive internet giant trying to recreate old glories, is looking for new markets to get in to, because the search-and-homepage game isn’t the most pluralistic market. Why not medical data? Yahoo Japan will start selling a genetic testing kit next month directly to users. It’s going to cost about 30,000 yen ($370) and you’ve got to mail your spit to a testing lab, but in exchange you’ll get hard data on your genetic suseptability to several diseases like diabetes. ¬†Apparently, Yahoo Japan isn’t doing the data for the project, only marketing the kit. But they’re not selling the kit for your health: at some point they’re going to want to enter the health-care data market.

If you read Japanese, go check out the landing page here.

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