A community owned genomic and medical research database.

Luna incentivizes the sharing of DNA

Luna rewards people for sharing the data they already own while contributing to medical research and discovery that saves lives.

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Creating Big Data

As the DNA database grows, it will become increasingly valuable to the entire medical research industry.

DNA sequencing data has become siloed

As personal DNA sequencing has risen in popularity, the data has become siloed as each company looks to maximize their individual profit from this data.

There is currently little incentive for consumers to contribute their DNA and health information to a third party database.

There are also multiple privacy, security, and trust issues that limit broad participation.

The solution

Luna is a community owned database that rewards individuals shares in the database and rewards for contributing their DNA and other medical information. Shares entitle members to a share in the profits from medical research and discoveries. The proceeds flow back to the community like dividends as researchers pay to access the data for discovery.

The team building Luna

The Luna team combines a deep background in medicine, DNA sequencing, big data, and large scale Internet communities.

Backgrounds From:

Bob Kain

CEO & Co-Founder

Bob Kain is a renowned pioneer in genomics. At Illumina, Bob led the invention of the modern, high throughput genome sequencer that brought the cost from millions of dollars down to less than $1000.

He joined Illumina pre-IPO in 1999 and retired in 2014, as the Chief Engineering Officer. Bob is lead inventor on 28 U.S. patents that led to the breakthroughs that have revolutionized genome sequencing. Prior to joining Illumina, Bob was the Director of the Microarray Business Unit at Molecular Dynamics. He is also on the Scientific Advisory Boards of Dovetail Genomics, Singular Genomics, and Edenroc Biosecurity, and is the co-founder of Revere Biosensor. Additionally, he is the co-founder and chairman of the board of a successful health & fitness business, Mesa Rim Climbing and Fitness Center, with multiple locations in San Diego and Reno, Nevada.

Bob received a BS in Physics from San Diego State University and an MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California.

Dawn Barry

Co-Founder & President

Dawn served as the Vice President of Applied Genomics at Illumina, Inc. Dawn integrated market development strategies with product and business model innovation to accelerate the application of genomics in medicine and personal healthcare. Dawn joined Illumina in 2005.

Prior to Illumina, Dawn spent seven years at Genaissance Pharmaceuticals, one of the first genomics startups focused on individualized medicine and DNA-based diagnostic testing.

She holds a BS in biology from the University of Vermont and a MBA from the University of Connecticut School of Business.

Scott Kahn, Ph.D

Scott Kahn, Ph.D

Chief Information Officer, Former CIO and VP of Commercial and Enterprise Informatics at Illumina

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David Lewis

David Lewis

Co-Founder, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Ganley Investments, Former Citigroup Executive

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David Barker, Ph.D

David Barker, Ph.D

Advisor, Former Chief Scientific Officer of Illumina

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Dan Lin

Dan Lin

Co-Founder, Co-Founder and CTO of Redemption Games, crypto developer and Y Combinator Alumni

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Michael Witz

Michael Witz

Co-Founder, Co-Founder Redemption Games, crypto investor and Y Combinator Alumni

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Aaron Mendes

Aaron Mendes

VP Marketing, Former VP at 1010data, CEO at Quantio, CMO at Wellness.com

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Carlos Bustamante, Ph.D

Carlos Bustamante, Ph.D

Advisor, Professor of Biomedical Data Science and Genetics at Stanford University

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Aristides A.N. Patrinos, Ph.D

Aristides A.N. Patrinos, Ph.D

Advisor, Former President Synthetic Genomics. Human Genome Project

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Francisco Garcia, Ph.D

Francisco Garcia, Ph.D

Advisor, VP Software Engineering at Illumina

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Ed Yu

Ed Yu

Advisor, Chairman of Vascular Cures, Former partner at PwC Strategy&Healthcare

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Ashley Van Zeeland, Ph.D

Ashley Van Zeeland, Ph.D

Advisor, CTO at Human Longevity, Co-Founder Cypher Genomics

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Sharon Terry

Sharon Terry

CEO at Genetic Alliance, Chair of the Coalition for Genetic Fairness

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Investors

Luna DNA is backed by leading healthcare and technology investors including:

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Gavin Saitowitz

CEO of Prelude Capital

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David Walt

Co-Founder of Illumina

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Bridgelink Capital

UK Investment Fund