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M.B.A., President and Co-founder, LunaDNA

Dawn Barry is the president and co-founder of LunaDNA, the first and only genomic and medical research database powered by the blockchain. As President, Dawn communicates and implements the company’s vision, mission, and overall direction. Previously Dawn served as the vice president of Applied Genomics at Illumina, Inc. Dawn integrated market development strategies with product and business model innovation to accelerate the application of genomics in healthcare. Dawn joined Illumina in 2005 as their first market development specialist and held leadership roles in business units, sales, and marketing for the company. Prior to Illumina, Dawn spent seven years at Genaissance Pharmaceuticals, one of the first genomics startups focused on individualized medicine and DNA-based diagnostic testing, with the primary responsibility of promoting clinical genetics testing services for pharmaceutical clinical trials. Dawn was named San Diego Business Journal’s 2017 Business Woman of the Year.


Individuals as Research Partners Powered by Blockchain
Blockchain unites personal privacy and control around genomic data with a mechanism for rewards for data sharing in research. LunaDNA is the first genomic and medical research database powered by blockchain and owned by its community. Learn how LunaDNA will leverage blockchain for revolutionizing how research gets done.

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