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New Feature Empowers People to Impact Discovery Even More Directly

May 27, 2021
When scientific studies are representative of people’s lives, then the discoveries that result will be more broadly applicable to and successful for all. This means we, as study participants and partners, must be able to engage directly with researchers while preserving our privacy. We’re excited to share a new LunaDNA innovation that achieves just that.  The traditional study protocol lacks direct participant…

LunaPBC Announces Joe Beery as New Chief Executive Officer

May 27, 2021
New Funding and Leadership Supports Operational and Commercial Scaling SAN DIEGO, May 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — LunaPBC, manager of LunaDNA, a health data platform uniting people, communities, and researchers, has experienced rapid growth in adoption, as the demand from communities, researchers, and regulators for direct accounting and engagement of individual's health and lived experience…

New Genetic Variants May Unlock Future Therapies for Alzheimer’s

April 26, 2021
By Contributing Writer Reena Jordyn About five million — or 1 in 10 — Americans aged 65 and older have symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease (AD). While there are medications that help slow down the development of cognitive symptoms, there’s no available treatment to prevent the disease’s progression altogether. AD has been…

Know Your Health: Genetics of Hair Color

March 18, 2021
By LunaDNA Contributor Hair colors are passed down through generations. Sometimes the colors are predictable, and sometimes, unexpected colors occur through a genetic mutation. Learn about the genetics of hair color.  Hair colors are a spectrum of hues that can range from white blond to coal black. Hair color is inherited, and many…

Know Your Health: How Your DNA May Affect Your Smile

March 18, 2021
By LunaDNA Contributor The causes of crooked teeth are varied. Our ancestry may have interesting clues to the genetics of crooked teeth. Learn about crooked teeth, and how DNA may play a role in overall teeth health.  According to the American Association of Orthodontists, an estimated 4 million people wear braces…