New England Biolabs and Color partner to provide COVID-19 testing to biotech workers essential to global pandemic response 

February 2, 2021

Today, biotech manufacturer and supplier New England Biolabs (NEB) and Color, a leading health technology company committed to advancing public health, announced their partnership providing weekly COVID-19 testing to NEB’s US-based employees. This partnership enables NEB employees to continue their essential role in manufacturing critical materials necessary for the development of COVID-19 diagnostic tests... 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

October 30, 2020

Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Burlingame-based health technology company Color will provide software infrastructure and test collection kits in support of the collaboration between PerkinElmer Health Sciences, Inc. and... Read More

October 20, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, new questions around different types of tests and testing models are arising – and the best choice for any given population isn’t always clear. Antigen testing and rapid point-of-care tests are... Read More

How we built our COVID-19 intake product in a week

September 14, 2020

In March, Color quickly mobilized our diagnostic genetics testing infrastructure to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. While Color’s lab was developing our lab tests and validation, the product and engineering teams started to untangle what testing flows are needed in a... 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

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... Read More

Life at Color — Meet Kiril (Software Engineer) – Color

September 17, 2019

Tell us about yourself and what got you into Engineering. I grew up in Bulgaria and was 11 years old when I first started coding. My dad was a butcher, and he wanted me to do something more applied so he signed me up for programming courses. We didn’t have a computer in our... Read More

Salesforce and Color Expand Partnership – Color

September 7, 2019

During Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month we not only raise awareness of these cancers, but also work to turn awareness into action. So as we begin these important months, we are thrilled to announce the expansion of our partnership with Salesforce.... Read More

Life at Color — Meet Tony (Robotics Engineer)

July 8, 2019

Tony (Color Robotics Engineer) Tell us about yourself. I have a degree in Biochem and Molecular Biology from UC Davis and have a passion for craft brewing. After graduation I was living in Sacramento, when tragedy struck — my house caught fire and burnt down. We lost... Read More

Jefferson Health and Color: Advancing Precision Health Through Clinical Genomics and Richer Data

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 Health, illustrates what implementing... Read More

June 2019: Latest Color Publications, Research, and News

June 11, 2019

June 2019: Latest Color Publications, Research, and News Op-ed: Proposed patent legislation would block research, stifle innovation, and harm patients Color CEO, Othman Laraki writes an op-ed in STAT News explaining how changes to the Patent Act recently introduced in Congress... Read More

Life at Color — Meet Katie (Product Designer/UX)

May 20, 2019

Tell us about yourself and how you got into Product Design. I went to Miami University in Ohio for college to study architecture (fun fact: we were a university before Florida was a state!). Two years in, I realized I didn’t want to be an architect but I loved design. Our... Read More

Engineering bioinformatics in seconds, not hours – Color

March 12, 2019

It was winter 2014. Pharrell had just dropped Happy, the Rosetta probe landed on a comet, President Obama was opening diplomatic relations with Cuba… …and here at Color, the bioinformatics team had a problem. Our pipeline — the data processing system that crunches raw DNA... Read More

Building a public research database out of spare parts

February 8, 2019

A couple months ago, we launched a public research database with DNA, health history, and more from 50,000 of our clients. You might be surprised at how little work it took us: under four person-months total. Read on to hear how we designed and built it, went above and beyond... Read More

Stop paying the ETL tax – Color

January 31, 2019

I want to say one word to you. Just one word. Are you listening? …... 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

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

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