By Dawn Barry, President and Co-founder, LunaPBC Welcome to the New Year, LunaDNA community. Your passion and commitment to creating health solutions these past few years has inspired all of us. You’ve continuously reinforced that the LunaDNA mission is not just ours alone, and that we are all in this together. As we approach 2021 […]Continue reading
Since the launch of our COVID-19 Study in March 2020, LunaDNA members have submitted over 340,000 responses to gather physical and mental wellness information directly from individuals during this global pandemic. Early insights we previously released in July revealed that one in six participants had taken a COVID-19 test and nearly one-third had tested positive. Today, we can identify a new shift in trends that better represent the current state of the world. Across the globe, […]Continue reading
In March 2020, LunaDNA, in partnership with Genetic Alliance, opened a COVID-19 study to gather physical and mental wellness information directly from individuals during the global pandemic. As of today, individuals from across the country and beyond have submitted over 187,000 survey responses revealing some remarkable early insights that have been presented to noteworthy science organizations. The study is still open and all are welcome and encouraged to share their experience to build a representative body of […]Continue reading
Program incorporates patient-driven study to inform research and drug development for KCNT1-related epilepsy SAN DIEGO and WASHINGTON, May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The KCNT1 Epilepsy Foundation, LunaPBC, and Genetic Alliance today announced a program to assemble a patient-led drug discovery community to study disease etiology and develop therapeutic interventions for patients with KCNT1-related epilepsy. The program is being launched in collaboration with Biogen, Inc. The […]Continue reading
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 across various demographics including […]Continue reading
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 37 years old. Today, Ellis […]Continue reading
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 public benefit company, LunaPBC, since […]Continue reading
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 records of more than 50 […]Continue reading
Bob Kain, Chief Executive Officer at LunaPBC As we ring in the new year with health and well-being top of mind, it’s highly beneficial to proactively manage our health efforts with a complete understanding of what “good health” truly is. Some may argue that good health is the mere absence of disease or infirmity, however […]Continue reading
A new survey from LunaDNA found that two in three Americans (67%) would rather give a gift to benefit the greater good than receive a material gift for the holidays.Continue reading
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