Yahoo Japan will begin to offer genomic services in October, the Japan Times reports.
The company previously announced in 2012 that it was going to sell direct-to-consumer genetics testing kits, though noted the testing would actually be performed by Genesis Healthcare. BioArray News recently reported that Genesis has a promotional arrangement with the popular search engine.
The Japan Times says that the tests will tell users what risk they have of developing diseases like diabetes and stroke as well as their tolerance to alcohol.
In the future, Yahoo Japan says it plans to offer a service to help users monitor and manage how much exercise and sleep they get and their weight. It also says it will offer users health advice based on their results.
Iri Sato-Baran, president and chief strategy and research officer at Genesis Healthcare, told BioArray News that there is no specific regulatory framework in Japan for genetic tests.