Yahoo Japan will be selling a direct-to-consumer genetic testing kit beginning next month, reports MIT's Technology Review. The test, called GeneLife2012, costs ¥29,800 and evaluates variants linked to disease risk. Tech Review notes that Yahoo Japan will only handle the marketing and that Tokyo-based Genesis Health Care will conduct all testing.

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The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.