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LunaPBC’s CEO Bob Kain Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of Most Creative People in Business for 2020

We’re proud to announce that our Chief Executive Officer, Bob Kain, has been named to Fast Company’s annual list of the Most Creative People in Business for 2020. This news comes just months after LunaPBC was named to Fast Company’s annual list of the Most Innovative Companies for 2020 in the Social Good category. Bob is recognized for his incredible achievements and significant impact in health tech, architecting Illumina’s HiSeq sequencing program, starting in 2008, and co-founding LunaDNA in 2017, the […]

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KCNT1 Epilepsy Foundation, LunaPBC, and Genetic Alliance to Launch Patient-Led Discovery Program

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 […]

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We’ve Partnered with Genome Medical to Deliver Members Seamless Genetic Expertise

We’re proud to announce our strategic partnership with Genome Medical®, the first and only nationwide telegenomics practice to deliver seamless genetic expertise in clinical care. LunaDNA™ members across the United States can access a network of clinical genomic specialists – including medical geneticists, genetic counselors, pharmacists, and primary care doctors – to better understand their health and DNA information. Genome Medical’s board-certified genetic specialists are equipped to discuss your health risks based on family history, identify […]

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LunaPBC Announces Kirby Bloom as CTO

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 […]

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Health Data Privacy: Why Eroding Public Trust Harms Medical Research

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 […]

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LunaPBC Selected as a Winner for Connect’s 2019 Most Innovative New Product Awards

SAN DIEGO (DECEMBER 6 2019) – Today, LunaPBC announced that LunaDNA has been selected as a winner of Connect’s Most Innovative New Product Awards. Connect, a premier nonprofit helping entrepreneurs with innovative startups in the technology and life sciences sectors, continues its thirty-two-year tradition of celebrating innovation leaders in the local San Diego community.  LunaDNA is […]

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Family Health History Should Be Topic of Conversation This Thanksgiving

By Genevieve Lopez, Head of Digital Engagement at LunaPBC As we prepare for the fast-approaching holiday that unites families together nationwide over food, drinks, and much-awaited family connection, take advantage of the valuable opportunities while surrounded by your closest relatives – loved-ones that could be helpful in predicting and providing you identifiers of your future […]

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Give More and Get More With Your Electronic Health Records

Now, you can directly contribute to research and earn ownership shares when you upload your digital health records to LunaDNA™ beginning today! LunaPBC™, the public benefit corporation behind LunaDNA, reached a milestone today announcing our partnership with Medfusion. The partnership enables LunaDNA members to access electronic health records (EHR) privately and securely on LunaDNA via […]

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Your Health Records, Your Rights: Here’s What To Know About Your Electronic Health Records

As much as 30% of the entire world’s stored data is generated in the healthcare industry, where a single patient history typically generates ~80 megabytes in imaging and electronic health data each year. The explosive growth in digital medical data allows healthcare providers to take advantage of greater intelligence in the care of patients.  To be the […]

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LunaPBC Partners with Medfusion to Launch Electronic Health Record Integration, Supporting Community-Driven Research

San Diego, Calif. | September 10, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. PT — LunaPBC™, founder of LunaDNA™, the first community-owned genomic and health data platform — now enables members to access their electronic health records (EHRs) in the LunaDNA platform via Medfusion’s Patient Data Application Program Interfaces (APIs). This integration expands individual’s opportunities to easily and […]

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Here’s Why You Should Prioritize the Safety and Security of Your Health Data

By Lena Huang, LunaDNA Contributor Over the past few decades, scientists and researchers have made great strides in understanding how to use genomic data to drive important medical discoveries. However, as the scientific community continues to gain access to genomic data at rapid speeds, concerns about the privacy of that data are emerging. Today, there are […]

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LunaPBC Named 2019 World Economic Forum’s Tech Pioneer

We’re thrilled to announce that the World Economic Forum (WEF) today named LunaPBCTM, the public benefit corporation behind LunaDNATM,  one of its newest Technology Pioneers — ahead of hundreds of up-and-coming tech companies, worldwide. This designation globally recognizes LunaPBC as a startup breaking health data barriers towards the goal of accelerating health discovery through people-powered […]

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The History of DNA

By Contributing LunaDNA Writer. Last edited by LunaPBC on September 2019 The human hereditary material known as deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is a long molecule containing the information organisms need to both develop and reproduce. DNA is found in every cell in the body, and is passed down from parent to child.

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Outpaced Evolution: A New Hypothesis

For thousands of years, humans have evolved to survive and thrive in environments fraught with a multitude of different challenges, creating an environment of continuous stress. From the hunting and gathering struggle for food on a daily basis, to a constant vigil required to protect ourselves from predators, such stressors have enabled humans to become […]

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LunaDNA Is Approved By The SEC to Offer Ownership Shares to Individuals for Sharing Data

SOLANA BEACH, Calif., Dec. 5, 2018  — LunaDNA LLC announced today that its securities offering has been qualified and its platform is now open to U.S. residents. LunaDNATM is the first community-owned health and DNA data platform to offer ownership shares for contributing personal health information. The Final Offering Circular for the offering is available […]

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Genetic Alliance and LunaPBC Partner to Support Personal Health and Accelerate Medical Breakthroughs

SOLANA BEACH, Calif., Jan. 22, 2019  — LunaPBCTM, founder of LunaDNATM, the first community-owned genomic and health data platform, announced today its partnership with Genetic Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to providing ordinary people with powerful tools to transform research. Over the course of 2019, the organizations will merge Genetic Alliance’s Platform for Engaging Everyone Responsibly […]

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