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San Diego Startup Scene – Interview with Ross Bundy, CEO of Nanomedical Diagnostics

This is part 2 of my interview with Ross Bundy, CEO of Nanomedical Diagnostics, in which the focus is on the challenges and advantages of building a startup in San Diego. Be sure to catch part 1 of the interview if you’d like to hear more about the technology that Nanomedical is building.   Shawn…

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Blockchain Genomics Series: Interview with Zenome Founder Alex Gorbachev

In entry three of the SanDiegOmics “Blockchain Genomics” series I interview Alex Gorbachev, the founder of Zenome. Alex explains Zenome’s goal, details of how their genome database will work, and what sets it apart from others in this field.   Shawn (SanDiegOmics): Please explain what Zenome is doing (what problem is it solving and how is…

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Blockchain Genomics Series: Interview with EncrypGen’s CEO David Koepsell

In the second post in my Blockchain Genomics series I ask EncrypGen’s CEO David Koepsell about his company and how it fits into the competitive space. Unlike Luna DNA, they aren’t shying away from crytocurrency, proudly boasting that they have the best token name: $DNA. Read on to hear more about their thoughts on this…

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Sequencing Generations – What’s in a Name?

Every so often someone will ask about the various “generations” of DNA sequencing or a company will claim to have the latest generation – 3rd, 4th, even “last”. (Hey, Genia, if you don’t come out with something soon, I’m going to start calling your platform “late” generation sequencing – as in “late to the party”…

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Luna DNA – Interview with Co-founder Dawn Barry

For my first entry in a series on “blockchain genomics” companies (see previous post for details), I had the pleasure of sitting down with Luna DNA co-founder Dawn Barry. I picked Luna DNA to kick off the series for a couple of reasons. First, they’re right here in San Diego (well, technically Solana Beach), so…

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Blockchain Genomics Companies

Starting around six months ago, during the height of the bitcoin craze, a new segment in the genomics landscape started forming – “blockchain genomics”. Since then at least 10 companies in this space have formed. While they don’t all share the exact same business model, they’re all centered around the idea of aggregating consumer genomics…