Modeling SARS-CoV-2 Outbreaks in workplaces, universities, and other congregate settings

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 that adequate steps are taken to protect those who return on-site (and their families) from outbreaks... Read More

July 30, 2020

Burlingame-based health technology company Color to operate large-scale COVID-19 testing to on-campus students, faculty and staff  LOS ANGELES – July 30, 2020 – University of Southern California Student Health announces that it will... Read More

July 27, 2020

The EUA alleviates the demand on healthcare workers from having to administer test samples.   SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — July 27, 2020 — Today, Color, a leading health technology company based in the Bay Area, announced it has received... Read More

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... 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

Data released today by Color confirms the importance of widespread testing for COVID-19. SAN FRANCISCO – June 15, 2020 – Today Color is releasing new data from its COVID-19 testing program that demonstrates the importance of widespread testing to reopen cities,... 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

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