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Invitae is providing the testing services as part of the 12-month pilot, while patients will have the option to share their results with researchers though LunaDNA.

The partners will integrate medical information into LunaDNA pulled from electronic health records via Medfusion's application program interfaces.

The La Jolla, California-based firm plans to use the funds to accelerate research partnerships around its LunaDNA genomic data sharing platform.

After giving up on the cryptocurrency idea, LunaDNA looks to "invert the research equation" by letting patients control and sell their genomic and health information.

LunaDNA parent company LunaPBS will combine its technology platform with Genetic Alliance's PEER system to advance patient-centric research.

The move signals a shift from the startup's original strategy of creating a cryptocurrency to compensate donors of genomic and clinical data.

Luna DNA, which offers a cryptocurrency to reward people for sharing biological and medical data with researchers, has raised $4 million to date.

The newly launched LunaDNA hopes that its community model of compensating individuals for contributing genomic and health information will lead to better research.

LunaDNA is a startup genomic and medical research firm that has created a blockchain-based cryptocurrency to reward people for contributing DNA data.

Nearly 30,000 COVID-19 tests the UK sent to the US came back as void, according to the Telegraph.

Black principal investigators receive less favorable application scores when seeking US National Institutes of Health grants, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

New Scientist reports that both RNA and DNA may have been involved in the emergence of life on Earth.

In Nature this week: new Sperm-seq method enables crossover analysis, tumor-informed detection approach for minimal residual disease, and more.