Color Data: Expanding the capabilities of our open-access database

February 19, 2020

Today, we are excited to announce a newly expanded Color Data, an open-access database with a cohort of 54,000 individuals and over 5.5 million variants. Originally released over a year ago, Color Data is a publicly available database with genotypic and phenotypic information... Read More

‘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... Read More

American Heart Month: How Genetics Impacts Heart Health

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 services, we test 30 genes for... Read More

American Heart Month: Heart Health 101

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 heart disease are due to a combination of... Read More

Novel Coronavirus: What are the facts?

February 6, 2020

Michael Doney MD, MS, MPH is Color’s Head of Medical Affairs. Before joining Color, Michael worked at the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), where he served as Associate Director, Preparedness & Response in the Division of Global Migration and... Read More

World Cancer Day 2020: Research Moving Science Forward

February 4, 2020

For 20 years, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) has observed World Cancer Day to raise awareness, improve education, and encourage action, in order to “reimagine a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to life-saving cancer... Read More

Life at Color — Meet Tally Portnoi (Software Engineer)

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 us about yourself and what got you into... 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

Color News from JPM 2020

January 16, 2020

Color made a number of exciting announcements at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference 2020 this week, including a new funding announcement, a new partnership with Sanford Health, completion of the largest clinical genomics program with Northshore Health, awards from Fierce... Read More

New Color Analysis: Patients At Risk for Diabetes Miss Crucial Screenings In Clinic

January 14, 2020

Our analysis found of those at risk for Type 2 Diabetes, 13% had not been screened for the condition in clinic, despite having visited in the last 3 years. Of that group, 86% had an ADA score of 5 or higher and 14% were pre-diabetic. Traditional diabetes screenings in clinic are... Read More

NorthShore and Color complete delivery of clinical genomics in routine care to 10,000 patients in largest U.S. program to date

January 13, 2020

A year after Color and NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) announced their partnership to integrate clinical genomics into routine primary care, the two organizations have completed the largest U.S. genomics program to date. The partnership will expand in 2020 to 30... Read More

Color and Sanford Health to scale leading genomics program, Imagenetics

January 10, 2020

Color and Sanford Health, the nation’s largest rural not-for-profit health care system, today announced together they will strengthen and scale Sanford’s leading genomics program, Imagenetics. Sanford Health and Color will build on the success of Imagenetics and provide... Read More

Genetics 101: Understanding the basics of genetics

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 sense of the results you receive. With... Read More

Using Low Coverage Whole Genome Sequencing (lcWGS) to Calculate Accurate Polygenic Scores Across…

December 12, 2019

Over the past year, we have worked closely with Drs. Sekar Kathiresan and Amit V. Khera to launch the Color Genetic Score Study, a research effort that makes polygenic scores available to Color participants for the first time. Recently, the peer-reviewed journal BMC Genome... 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

Why Return of Results Matters

December 5, 2019

Returning genetic results to research participants leads to more successful research programs. In October, Color and Verily announced a partnership to return actionable genetic information to the participants of the Project Baseline Health Study. The partnership was not only a... Read More

Color partners with Teamsters to increase access to healthcare

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 breaks down traditional barriers to... 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

‘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

Latest Color Publications, Research, and News

November 6, 2019

Fall 2019 In this quarter’s recap of Color’s latest news, we’re sharing details about our recent grant from the National Institutes of Health, a partnership with Verily, a new population health program at Ochsner, a new employer partner in Alaska as well as an exciting... Read More