Speaker Profile

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

Dawn Barry is an esteemed genomics thought leader and veteran of the San Diego biotech industry. She spent twelve years at Illumina, Inc., including serving as the vice president of Applied Genomics and leading pioneering teams in preemptive health screening, nutrition security, and transplant diagnostics. Dawn was a co-founder of the Illumina Understand Your Genome(R) symposium, which is now owned by Genome Medical. From there, Dawn embarked on a new journey to reshape health research and engage individuals to advance science via their health data. She co-founded LunaDNA, a community-owned health and DNA data platform and currently serves as the president of LunaPBC, a Public Benefit Corporation who manages the LunaDNA platform.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2019 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: With the increase of DNA sequencing, we see a rise in data accumulation and a greater need for correlation with clinical information and patient reported outcomes. Unfortunately, most of that data is siloed. Recognizing that individuals should control their data and incentivizing them to contribute it to research requires a new paradigm. This session will focus on different approaches of secure data sharing via new, next generation technologies and trusted systems that also reward individuals to share their data.

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