With New EUA, Color’s COVID-19 self-collection kit enables public health and large private labs to increase access to testing

September 16, 2020

Color, a leading health technology company committed to advancing public health, received an emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that enables CLIA-certified laboratories designated by Color to use its self-swab COVID-19 collection kit for public health. Using Color’s kit and process, individuals can collect their own samples at home... Read More

September 14, 2020

In March, Color quickly mobilized our diagnostic genetics testing infrastructure to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. While Color’s lab was developing our lab tests and validation, the product and engineering teams started to untangle... Read More

August 19, 2020

Today, the journal Nature Communications published new research, led by scientists from Color, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, that sheds light on the risk of developing three diseases: coronary... Read More

August 6, 2020

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has upended the way we work, teach, and socialize. As the pandemic continues, institutions are solving for how to bring people back on-site safely. One of the most important aspects of returning on-site is ensuring... Read More

USC Student Health begins campus-wide COVID-19 testing with Color

July 30, 2020

University of Southern California Student Health announces that it will expand COVID-19 testing as part of its overall testing strategy to help keep students, faculty and staff safe on its campuses.  Beginning in August, the university will begin ramping up to a minimum of 500... Read More

Color receives emergency use authorization for unmonitored COVID-19 testing technology

July 27, 2020

Today, Color, a leading health technology company based in the Bay Area, announced it has received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to offer COVID-19 testing without clinical monitoring. The Color test now supports unmonitored... Read More

COVID-19 symptoms analysis and clustering methods

July 16, 2020

Color recently published a press release highlighting key results from an analysis of data from over 30,000 individuals who completed a Color COVID-19 test. The press release highlighted that the majority of individuals who test positive reported mild or no symptoms, and only a... Read More

New COVID-19 test data: Majority of people who test positive for COVID-19 have mild symptoms or are asymptomatic

June 18, 2020

Today Color is releasing new data from its COVID-19 testing program that demonstrates the importance of widespread testing to reopen cities, universities, and businesses. Color has returned COVID-19 test results to more than 30,000 people, with 1.3% testing positive. The... Read More

The COVID-19 workforce testing plan that will help America reopen

May 11, 2020

As we start the long process of bringing America back to work, we are facing the reality that the conditions that enabled outbreaks to occur across the world remain virtually the same. The vast majority of the population is susceptible to contracting COVID-19, for which we have... Read More

Mobilizing Color’s infrastructure in response to the COVID-19 crisis

March 31, 2020

As the magnitude of the COVID-19 crisis became clear, we mobilized Color to contribute our clinical testing infrastructure and services to support the emergency response. Three weeks ago, Color began repurposing services that we have used to scale population genetics to increase... Read More

‘A milestone in lab development’: How two women pioneered automation in Color’s lab

March 19, 2020

Sophie Xu, Color’s automation technical lead, watches over the automation process in the lab. Color’s lab is committed to producing reliable and repeatable clinical results. Thousands of samples come through Color’s lab daily, and in order to ensure the samples are... Read More

Color’s women in engineering: ‘Before joining Color, it was rare to have another woman at the table.’

March 17, 2020

Mistaken for a member of the HR team by a peer. Paid less than a more junior colleague. Continuously asked out on dates by male colleagues. Accusations of promotions simply as a result of diversity quotas. Left out of meetings held at urinals where crucial decisions were made.... Read More

Color’s women in research: leading the way in population genomics

March 5, 2020

March is Women’s History Month, a month to celebrate women’s history, share stories of women having an impact on their fields, and examine how women are represented across industries. Today, Adriana Boateng-Kuffour, MS, MPH, a Principal Outcomes Researcher at Color,... Read More

How women can get–and stay–healthy

March 3, 2020

March is Women’s History Month, a month to celebrate women’s history, share stories about women having an impact on their fields, and examine how women are represented across industries. Today, Color’s Head of Clinical Services, Lauren Ryan, MS, LCGC, discusses how women... Read More

Life at Color — Meet Stephanie Wallace (Lead Cardiovascular Genetic Counselor)

February 25, 2020

Stephanie Wallace, MS, LCGC, is Color’s lead cardiovascular genetic counselor, guiding individuals through their test results and toward productive next steps for their unique health journey. Today, Stephanie shares more about her life at Color and how building a... Read More

Black History Month: Bridging the health equity gap through population genomics

February 20, 2020

Two years ago, our CEO Othman Laraki joined Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, the president and dean of Morehouse School of Medicine, in authoring an op-ed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution arguing “every healthcare organization, institution and entity must redouble its... Read More

Color Data: Expanding the capabilities of our open-access database

February 19, 2020

Today, we are excited to announce a newly expanded Color Data, an open-access database with a cohort of 54,000 individuals and over 5.5 million variants. Originally released over a year ago, Color Data is a publicly available database with genotypic and phenotypic information... Read More

‘Without it, we may have lost her’: A rare heart condition revealed

February 13, 2020

When Carmelina Heydrich, MS, LCGC, first considered getting genetic testing, the impetus was a long family history of cancer. “My mom has had breast cancer and so have all the other women in her family. There’s also breast and ovarian cancer on my dad’s side. Concerns... Read More

American Heart Month: How Genetics Impacts Heart Health

February 11, 2020

Last week, we shared that 1 in 200 people have a heart condition with a genetic basis and most people with inherited heart conditions often do not experience symptoms or know they are at risk. As a part of Color’s clinical grade services, we test 30 genes for... Read More

American Heart Month: Heart Health 101

February 7, 2020

There are many different factors that can affect the health and function of the cardiovascular system, the central engine of the body. About one third of all US adults develop heart disease during their lifetime and while most cases of heart disease are due to a combination of... Read More