NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genomic and medical research startup Luna DNA, which offers a custom cryptocurrency to reward individuals for sharing their biological and medical information, said today that Illumina Ventures and Arch Venture Partners have become investors in the firm, leading a new round of funding.

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