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 yet to find an effective cure or... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... 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

Wuhan Coronavirus: What are the facts?

February 6, 2020

Michael Doney MD, MS, MPH is Color’s Head of Medical Affairs. Before joining Color, Michael worked at the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), where he served as Associate Director, Preparedness & Response in the Division of Global Migration and... Read More

World Cancer Day 2020: Research Moving Science Forward

February 4, 2020

For 20 years, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) has observed World Cancer Day to raise awareness, improve education, and encourage action, in order to “reimagine a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to life-saving cancer... Read More

Life at Color — Meet Tally Portnoi (Software Engineer)

January 30, 2020

Tally Portnoi is a software engineer at Color, where she focuses on improving outcomes for the end users of Color. Today, Tally talks about what keeps her motivated to create tools that make genetic insights accessible and actionable. Tell us about yourself and what got you into... Read More

Life at Color — Meet Lindsey Baab (Software Engineer)

January 28, 2020

Lindsey Baab is a software engineer on the Color team, writing code that powers our leading population genomics platform. Today, Lindsey discusses starting her engineering career at Color, where she has the opportunity to own more projects than the average new graduate engineer.... Read More

Color News from JPM 2020

January 16, 2020

Color made a number of exciting announcements at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference 2020 this week, including a new funding announcement, a new partnership with Sanford Health, completion of the largest clinical genomics program with Northshore Health, awards from Fierce... Read More

New Color Analysis: Patients At Risk for Diabetes Miss Crucial Screenings In Clinic

January 14, 2020

Our analysis found of those at risk for Type 2 Diabetes, 13% had not been screened for the condition in clinic, despite having visited in the last 3 years. Of that group, 86% had an ADA score of 5 or higher and 14% were pre-diabetic. Traditional diabetes screenings in clinic are... Read More

NorthShore and Color complete delivery of clinical genomics in routine care to 10,000 patients in…

January 13, 2020

A year after Color and NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) announced their partnership to integrate clinical genomics into routine primary care, the two organizations have completed the largest U.S. genomics program to date. The partnership will expand in 2020 to 30... Read More

Color & Sanford Health to Scale Leading Genomics Program, Imagenetics

January 10, 2020

Color and Sanford Health, the nation’s largest rural not-for-profit health care system, today announced together they will strengthen and scale Sanford’s leading genomics program, Imagenetics. Sanford Health and Color will build on the success of Imagenetics and provide... Read More