305 Yahoo! Japan Starts Simple And Easy Genomic Analysis Service

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Yahoo! Japan has announced the release of a genomic analysis service for the public from the HealthData Lab project offered by its healthcare division, Yahoo! Healthcare.

The service allows users to investigate disease risk factors including 22 different kinds of cancers, diabetes, cardiac infarction, cerebral stroke, etc. as well as physical condition factors such as muscle strength, blood pressure, amount of alcohol intake, blood urate level, and so on. It can analyze about 290 items, and even conduct family analysis telling where a group with the same gene as yours originated and its migration over time.

To use the genomic analysis service, buy the kit in the HealthData Lab store in Yahoo! Shopping online. Once you receive the kit, send back your saliva sample and answer a survey about your lifestyle, and then at a later date you can check the results online.

I – Word Understanding
genomic analysis = the identification, measurement or comparison of genomic features
cardiac infarction = heart attack

II – Have Your Say
1. A personalized DNA analysis enables us to utilize targeted prevention, tailored nutrition and timely preventive check-ups in order to:
*improve health and well-being
*prevent development of disease
*detect disease at an early stage when treatment is successful
*reduce adverse drug reaction and improve treatment
2. WHAT IF?
If genetic makeup of every individual starts coming in chips and instead of your
CV/Resume, it becomes mandatory to submit your Genome chips instead, and if some guy has gene of laziness dominating in family tree, he will be without job.

305 Yahoo! Japan Starts Simple And Easy Genomic Analysis Service

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