‘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 about increased cancer risk have always been on... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

December 3, 2019

Color and the Teamsters Health and Welfare Fund of Philadelphia and Vicinity today announced a partnership that unlocks clinical genetics and data-driven health for nearly 14,000 members, spouses and adult dependents. This new initiative... Read More

Happy Giving Tuesday! Here are some non-profits that are making a difference.

November 29, 2018

Giving Tuesday is a great time to reflect on the charitable organizations that are making a positive difference in the world. At Color, we’re continuously inspired by our non-profit partners who work tirelessly to improve the lives of people in their communities. If you’re... Read More

Accelerating the pace of scientific research for diverse populations through low coverage whole genome sequencing

October 18, 2018

This week, at the 2018 American Society of Human Genetics Meeting in San Diego, we’re excited to present a scalable, affordable solution that can help accelerate the development of novel polygenic risk scores for non-Caucasian populations. In recent years, novel applications... Read More

Sydney’s Story: Why we all deserve peace of mind when it comes to our health

September 18, 2018

Our clients and their stories inspire us every day to keep working toward a world where everyone has access to the information they need to live their healthiest lives. The story of Lori and Sydney, a mother and daughter with a long family history of cancer, is another moving... Read More

Hacking for healthy, happy humans – Color

June 6, 2018

We just wrapped up another Hack Week at Color — our most exciting one to date! It’s amazing what teams of talented, inspired engineers/designers can accomplish in 4–5 days. Teams described the week as “fun,” “hectic,” “liberating,” “essential,”... Read More

Full Transcript: Dr Ranjit Manchanda, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Barts Cancer Institute, interviewed by Erin Brodwin of Business Insider

April 25, 2018

Dr. Ranjit Manchandra (left) and Erin Brodwin (right) On this episode of Sequenced, Dr. Ranjit Manchanda, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Barts Cancer Institute in London, sits down with Business Insider’s Erin Brodwin to discuss population-based genetic testing for cancer... Read More

American Heart Month — 5 Ways to Keep your Heart Healthy

April 3, 2018

We all know that taking good care of our hearts is an important part of living a healthy life; however, it can be easier said than done. Eat healthy, lose weight, exercise — it might all feel a little overwhelming. It’s important to remember that even small changes can make... Read More

What will be 2018’s most important advances in healthcare?

January 23, 2018

2018 is primed to be an inflection-point year, when new developments in technology, medicine and computer science start impacting a culture and healthcare economy that are ready to embrace change. Here are some of the big changes that are worth keeping an eye on as they approach... Read More

An easy way to keep that New Year’s resolution. – Color

January 3, 2018

Happy New Year! This year my resolution is to make the right resolutions. When it comes to a goal as broad as improving one’s health, the answer will always include everyday habits like eating better, exercising more, and not smoking — the lifestyle changes we all try to... Read More

Alejandra Campoverdi on Women’s Health and Empowerment

December 4, 2017

This month, we talk to Alejandra Campoverdi, Women’s Health Advocate and First CA 5 Commissioner. Alejandra shares her perspective on being BRCA positive, her family’s battle with breast cancer, and the importance of access to quality healthcare. Alejandra is a public figure... Read More

Full Transcript: Chrissy Farr Interviews Vinod Khosla on Sequenced

September 25, 2017

On this episode of Sequenced, Vinod Khosla, renowned Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor, sits down with CNBC’s Chrissy Farr to discuss how technology will reinvent healthcare as we know it. Ready to dive deeper into the topic? You can find Vinod’s full white-paper,... Read More

Color’s June Newsletter, Spectrum – Color

June 29, 2017

Color’s monthly newsletter, Spectrum, helps you stay up to date on living a healthy life with the latest in health & wellness, genetics, and cancer. If you found this information interesting, sign up for our monthly Health Notes here. Health & Wellness How to maintain,... Read More

Color’s May Health Notes – Color

May 30, 2017

Color’s monthly Health Notes help you stay up to date on living a healthy life with the latest in health & wellness, genetics, and cancer. If you found this information interesting, sign up for our monthly Health Notes here. Health & Wellness Prioritizing These Three... Read More

Color’s December Health Notes – Color

May 26, 2017

Color’s monthly Health Notes help you stay up to date on living a healthy life with the latest in health & wellness, genetics, and cancer. If you found this information interesting, sign up for our monthly Health Notes here. Health & Wellness 13 Habits To Adopt In The... Read More

Color’s February Health Notes – Color

May 26, 2017

Color’s monthly Health Notes help you stay up to date on living a healthy life with the latest in health & wellness, genetics, and cancer. If you found this information interesting, sign up for our monthly Health Notes here. Health & Wellness How to Fall Asleep When... Read More

Color’s March Health Notes – Color

May 26, 2017

Color’s monthly Health Notes help you stay up to date on living a healthy life with the latest in health & wellness, genetics, and cancer. If you found this information interesting, sign up for our monthly Health Notes here. Health & Wellness Sleeping Well Feels Just... Read More

Color’s April Health Notes – Color

May 26, 2017

Color’s monthly Health Notes help you stay up to date on living a healthy life with the latest in health & wellness, genetics, and cancer. If you found this information interesting, sign up for our monthly Health Notes here. Health & Wellness You Asked: How Many Steps... Read More