‘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 tracked, handled and stored in the best possible way, the lab relies heavily... Read More

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... 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 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... Read More

Life at Color — Meet Lindsey Baab (Software Engineer)

January 28, 2020

Lindsey Baab is a software engineer on the Color team, writing code that powers our leading population genomics platform. Today, Lindsey discusses starting her engineering career at Color, where she has the opportunity to own more projects than the average new graduate engineer.... Read More

Life at Color — Meet Carmen Lai (Data Scientist)

December 10, 2019

Carmen Lai is a Data Scientist on the Color team, building statistical models that help inform product improvements and increase the efficiency of our scientists. Today, Carmen shares her path to Data Science and how her work is helping Color be a leader in implementing... Read More

Life at Color — Meet Michael Doney, MD, MPH, MS (Head of Medical Affairs)

November 21, 2019

Michael Doney, MD, MPH, MS is Color’s Head of Medical Affairs and works to ensure “patients and providers are getting everything they can out of Color.” We sat down to hear about his work at the CDC in outbreak response and how his clinical experience as a physician... 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

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

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

Color Q&A: Emily Johnston, engineering manager – Color

July 30, 2018

Let’s start with your childhood. Were you a supergeek? Basically, yes. I grew up in a suburb of Ottawa, the capital of Canada. It’s a big telecom hub, so outside of government, the second largest employer was various combinations of Bells. My dad and a lot of my friends’... Read More

Color Q&A: Priscila Loghry, facilities manager – Color

July 10, 2018

Okay, let’s start with the personal stuff. What’s your background? How did you come to Color? My background is in business administration, and most of my professional experience was in Brazil, where I was born and raised. I joined Color in Dec 2016 as the Office Manager and... Read More

Color Q&A: Abdi Khalif, automation engineer – Color

June 6, 2018

Every week (or so) we’re going to chat with someone who’s doing something interesting here at Color. Congratulations, Abdi — you’re the first Color Q&A. Let’s start with your story. Where did you grow up? What interested you as a child? I grew up in Burnaby,... Read More

Celebrating our great team on Lab Week, and every week

April 27, 2018

A cutting-edge clinical genetics lab is an incredible place to be. It relies on an stunning array of custom software, custom robotics, mind-blowing molecular biology, advanced bioinformatics and complicated supply chain logistics. It’s a busy and buzzing place, and a nexus of... 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

Color Comes to New York – Color

June 5, 2017

At Color we’re proud that our genetics laboratory meets the most stringent clinical standards. In 2015 we received a certificate of accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and a Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments (CLIA) certification. Together... Read More

Celebrating 2 years of service – Color

April 21, 2017

Like millions of families around the world, many members of the Color team have lost loved ones to cancer and agonized over what could have been done differently. These questions led to the creation of Color, and our goal of making it possible for everyone to understand their... Read More

Color goes to Canada – Color

March 9, 2017

Today, Color is partnering with Dynacare to make genetic testing more accessible for millions of Canadians. The Color Test is physician ordered, analyzes 30 genes related to the most common hereditary cancers and includes board-certified genetic counseling. Dynacare, one of... Read More

Building a Colorful Culture – Color

November 30, 2016

Today, we’re proud to announce that Color Genomics will join the White House and other technology companies in an effort to create a more diverse workforce. Specifically, we pledge to: Implement and publish company-specific goals to recruit, retain, and advance diverse... Read More