We’re excited to announce our strategic partnership with Genomelink, the largest and fastest growing web platform that enables members to upload their raw DNA data file and discover more about their DNA identities and traits through intuitive visualization and scientific educational content. Now, LunaDNATM members can contribute their DNA data to Genomelink and learn more about their unique health data, from personality traits, fitness and nutrition, and more.
This partnership allows LunaPBCTM, manager of LunaDNA, to unite our shared mission with Awakens, creator of Genomelink, and close the gap between individual and researcher by positioning individuals at the center of health discovery. Together, we’re supporting health research, advancing science and accelerating medical breakthroughs.
“We are excited to see organizations like Awakens recognizing that modern data stewardship means individuals must come first. People coming together at scale as a data sharing community represents the next frontier in making research more efficient, inclusive, and informative, but it requires earning people’s trust through transparency, reciprocity, and honoring their control at all times,” said Dawn Barry, president and co-founder, LunaPBC.
As LunaDNA’s platform evolves, LunaDNA members will have the ability to earn additional shares by importing their weekly trait data from GenomeLink onto the LunaDNA platform. For now, Awakens invites Genomelink members to participate in the new wave of people-powered health by becoming a pioneering member of LunaDNA and joining a health movement that’s reshaping the traditional health research model.
“Awakens believes personal DNA engagement should be a life-long journey for individuals and their families because the knowledge embedded in our DNA is continuously being discovered,” said Tomohiro Takano, CEO and co-founder, Awakens.
This partnership comes just 15 years after DNA Day was officially declared a national holiday, commemorating the day James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin and colleagues published papers in the journal Nature on the structure of DNA back in 1953. Furthermore, we recognize April 25th as the day when the Human Genome Project was near-completion, with the remaining gaps considered “too costly” to fill. It’s an eventful day in DNA history and we’re thrilled to be celebrating it improving quality of life for all.