Color Makes Polygenic Scores Available to Participants Through New Study

October 17, 2019

Today, we are excited to announce our new Genetic Score Study, a research effort that makes genome-wide polygenic scores available to Color participants for the first time. These scores are a new kind of genetic analysis that integrate information from millions of changes in DNA into a single number to calculate an individual’s inherited... Read More

June 20, 2019

At Color we are using data-driven healthcare to make it easier for institutions to efficiently and effectively serve large populations. Our work with one of Philadelphia’s largest employers, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Talking to your relatives about cancers in the family

November 30, 2018

It’s holiday season, and for many of us that means more time spent with extended family members. This uptick in family time can be a good opportunity to talk to relatives about the family tree in general, especially since genealogy is such a popular hobby right now. Adding... Read More

“I just tested positive. Does my partner need testing?”

August 27, 2018

If you receive a positive genetic test result for a hereditary cancer gene, one of the most important things that you can do is share this information with close relatives such as siblings, parents, and children. These family members may have a 50% risk to carry the same... 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

Understanding the Difference Between Genetic Testing Technologies

June 6, 2018

The technology used in a genetic test makes a big difference in the completeness of the results. There is a common misperception that all genetic tests are created equally and the only difference is what areas they focus on — such as ancestry, digestive flora, prenatal... 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

The New York Times highlights Color as a leader in employee genetic screening

April 16, 2018

Employees at NVIDIA’s Santa Clara, CA headquarters attended Color’s onsite educational seminar in 2017 to learn more about their new health benefit offered by Color. Yesterday The New York Times published an article, “Employees Jump at Genetic Testing. Is That a Good... Read More

Color supports ACOG position to increase access to genetic testing

February 13, 2018

At Color, we want to help you live the healthiest life that science and medicine can offer. We’re starting towards this goal by making genetic testing for common hereditary conditions, cancer and high cholesterol, more accessible by lowering the price and simplifying the... Read More

Top 3 Reasons Employers are Offering Genetic Testing as an Employee Health Benefit

February 5, 2018

Article originally published in Corporate Wellness Magazine Amid rising healthcare costs in the U.S., it’s easy to forget that less than 3 percent of those costs are spent on prevention. With scientific advancements and the plummeting cost of genetic sequencing, however,... 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

Introducing Color To More Than 100 Countries – Color

October 17, 2017

Today, we are thrilled to announce that Color is now available to individuals and healthcare providers in more than 100 countries. The Color Test is a physician-ordered genetic test for breast and ovarian cancer risk. Since Color launched in 2015, we have received emails and... Read More

Color Genomics Joins Precision Medicine Initiative to Help Make Genetic Testing More Accessible and Advance Cancer Research

October 17, 2017

In an unusually exciting Thursday, members of the Color team participated in the Precision Medicine Initiative Summit at the White House to mark the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). Color was invited to join PMI to help advance... 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

Color For All: Bringing Genetic Testing to Everyone Who Needs It

August 10, 2017

Color has always been committed to broadening access to genetic testing. When we first launched our test for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risk in 2015, we also launched the Every Woman Program, which provides access to free genetic testing for those in financial need.... Read More

How genetic testing saved my life and brought me to Color

August 10, 2017

My daughter Diya and me Note: Parul Somani is an employee at Color. Here is her story of what led her to join Color to help others. I was 38 weeks pregnant when I felt the lump. I could only feel it lying down, but it felt somewhat hard, shaped like a small pea.... Read More

Announcing Color’s Hereditary High Cholesterol Test

August 10, 2017

Are you familiar with Familial Hypercholesterolemia? Neither are most people, and that’s a big problem. Today, here at Color, we’re happy to be taking a big step toward addressing that. As medical costs soar, the healthcare world is undergoing a transformation from reactive... Read More

Happy National DNA Day

April 25, 2017

On April 25th, 1953, a group of scientists including James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin published simultaneous articles revealing the double-helix shape of the DNA molecule. Eighty-four years later, most people still know very little about what... Read More