It’s Breast Cancer Action Month — Here’s What to Do

October 8, 2021

Is now a good time? One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their life. It’s the second most common cancer in women, following only skin cancer. Breast cancer can be hereditary, which means genetic testing can help reveal who has an increased risk.1 You might be aware of some or all of... Read More

November 18, 2020

Each year the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) holds its annual conference to discuss the most pressing issues in genetic counseling, share best practices and connect genetic counselors from across the country. As with many... Read More

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... Read More

January 7, 2020

By now, you’ve probably heard of genetic testing, even if it wasn’t something you learned about in school. With so many options now available, it’s important to understand the basic components of what is being tested and how to make... Read More

‘A focus on education and empathy’: Genetic Counseling Awareness Day 2019

November 14, 2019

Genetic Counselor Awareness Day is Thursday, November 14, 2019. Genetic Counselor Awareness Day is dedicated to raising awareness and interest about genetic counselors and helping the public understand the important and supportive role genetic counselors play in healthcare. To... Read More

Genetics and Genomics: Color at ACMG, 2019

April 9, 2019

For the first time, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting took place in Seattle, Washington, from April 2–6 as thousands of medical and clinical geneticists, genetic counselors, and researchers gathered to learn about the... Read More

Highlights from Color’s annual Genetic Counseling Onsite

December 18, 2018

Color has always placed a high value on genetic counselors (GCs) and the services they provide, as evident by the fact that every Color test includes genetic counseling sessions and support. Here at Color, we are fortunate to have an extremely experienced and well-rounded team... Read More

Personalizing care with genetics: Dr. Etkin-Kramer and Dana’s Story

December 7, 2018

Dr. Etkin-Kramer (left) and Dana Greenwald (right) The doctor-patient relationship is often thought of as a thing of the past. Most of us live very busy lives and spending time discussing our health with our physician is not always our top priority, especially when we’re not... Read More

Full Transcript: Erica Ramos, President of National Society of Genetic Counselors, interviewed by Turna Ray of GenomeWeb

October 8, 2018

Turna Ray (left) and Erica Ramos (right) On this episode of Sequenced, Erica Ramos, the 2018 President of National Society of Genetic Counselors, talks to GenomeWeb’s Senior Editor Turna Ray about the growing field of genetic testing and role that genetic counselors can play... Read More

The future of genetic counseling is in technology

July 31, 2018

As demand for genetic testing skyrockets, one of the hardest challenges we face is growing and innovating to make sure genetic counseling remains available for those who need it. Genetic counseling, the process of helping people understanding genetic testing and make the... Read More

Filling in the gaps: using genetics to learn about your health history

June 6, 2018

As someone who is adopted, Marissa has always been curious about her genetic background. So when she learned that her employer was offering Color’s Hereditary Cancer Test as a complimentary benefit to employees, she saw it as a chance to gain knowledge that could help her make... Read More

Software is Changing the Game for Genetic Counseling

June 6, 2018

“Genetic counseling is essential to the communication of results, and by doing it in an efficient way, the barrier of cost is a thing of the past.” I attended my first National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) in 2008 when I was still a... Read More

Open Source at Color: A Statistical Risk Model for Cancer

June 6, 2018

10–15% of most cancers (in women and men) can be explained by inherited genetic mutations — which is why we built the Color Test, which analyzes 30 genes which are clinically relevant to the most common hereditary cancers. Separate from genetics, a person might still be at... Read More

Are You a Future Genetic Counselor? – Color

May 29, 2018

“There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue these.” – Michael Nolan I recently had the opportunity to talk with journalist Turna Ray on the Sequenced podcast about the profession of genetic counseling — one... Read More

Helping Axia Women’s Health empower their patients and families

May 15, 2018

Eileen Carpenter, CRNP and Office Manager at Mainline OB/GYN, shares her experience launching Color at an Axia Women’s Health Care Center. Also pictured are Dr. Stephen Krell, Executive Chairman & CEO of Axia’s Clinical Group and Patrick Miller, Manager of Strategic... Read More

How Can a Genetic Counselor Help You? – Color

April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018 marks the 15th Annual DNA Day, which celebrates the successful completion of the Human Genome Project back in 2003. One year later, I graduated with my degree in Genetic Counseling and began working as a genetic counselor specializing in hereditary cancer risk. I... Read More

Helping providers use genetics to help patient families

November 14, 2017

One of the most beneficial aspects of clinical-grade genetic testing is its actionability. Testing results can help enable providers and patients to develop individualized screening and risk management plans to manage patient health. But it’s easy to forget how this... Read More

Honoring our Genetic Counselors on GC Awareness Day

November 9, 2017

Happy Genetic Counselor Awareness Day! Today is the first such day ever, introduced by the National Society of Genetic Counselors to help raise awareness of our profession and greater understanding of our roles. Genetic counselors are professionals who have specialized education... Read More

Introducing Color’s Provider Platform: Bringing Efficiency and Simplicity to Genetic Testing

October 17, 2017

Color’s mission is to democratize access to genetic testing in a responsible way. A major part of responsible access is ensuring that healthcare providers can easily order Color for their patients, and then understand and engage with their patients’ Color Test results.... Read More

Full Transcript: Hemant Taneja, Managing Director at General Catalyst, on Sequenced

September 25, 2017

On this episode of Sequenced, Hemant Taneja, Managing Director at General Catalyst, discusses the changing nature of startups, how they are being built, and how it applies to the healthcare sector. We’ve posted complete transcript of the podcast below. You can subscribe to... Read More