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Looking Ahead to 2030: Four industry watchers share their hopes for advances in precision medicine

February 7, 2020
Original article from Clinical Omics There is typically much reflection whenever tipping from one decade into the next, as we look back at what has transpired over the past 10 years. When it comes to omics technologies and their application to precision medicine, there have certainly been significant advances. Notable…

LunaDNA Study Reveals Privacy as Top Consumer Concern with DNA Test Kits

February 4, 2020
Nearly 1 in 5 Americans have used a DNA test kit, according to a 2019 study conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of public benefit company, LunaPBC™. LunaPBC, the parent company of health data sharing platform, LunaDNA™, surveyed 2,000 adults weighted to be representative of the American adult population…

A Mother-Daughter Mission To Find a Cure

February 3, 2020
Ellis Rose Quesada is a 9-year-old girl who can captivate a room full of strangers. But her spontaneous performances and spunky dance moves aren’t the only features that make this little girl unique. Ellis is living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), an inherited life-threatening condition with an average life expectancy of…

LunaPBC Announces Kirby Bloom as CTO

February 3, 2020
LunaPBC™ has proudly promoted their chief architect to spearhead the technical and data science initiatives at the world’s first people-powered research platform, LunaDNA™ — incoming chief technology officer Kirby Bloom. Kirby has been an integral part of the strategy, design, and development of LunaDNA’s platform, having worked at the parent…

Health Data Privacy: Why Eroding Public Trust Harms Medical Research

January 8, 2020
By Scott Kahn, Ph.D, Chief Information Officer at LunaPBC Using Data Privacy to Empower Health Research The importance of data security and data privacy policies have recently come under scrutiny due to revelations around Google’s Project Nightingale. The initiative with Ascension, the nation’s largest nonprofit health system, granted Google access to medical…