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

Color at ASHG 2019

October 15, 2019

Hello Houston! The Color team just touched down in Texas and we are excited for another great week of talks, posters, meetings, and discussions about all things genetics. We hope to see you at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. Come and stop by, we are... Read More

Color and Verily Partner to Return Actionable Genetics to Project Baseline Health Study Participants

October 10, 2019

Today we are announcing a new partnership with Verily to return actionable genetic information to all Project Baseline Health Study participants. The partnership demonstrates a commitment by Verily and Color to further research while also recognizing an ethical responsibility... 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

A Genetic Counseling Milestone

May 22, 2019

Today at Color, we are celebrating a gigantic milestone: our 15,000th genetic counseling session! Color’s belief in the value of genetic counseling, and our role in making genetic information meaningful and useful to people, has been clear from the very beginning — one... 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

Genetics and Genomics: Color at ACMG, 2019

April 9, 2019

For the first time, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting took place in Seattle, Washington, from April 2–6 as thousands of medical and clinical geneticists, genetic counselors, and researchers gathered to learn about the... 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

Quarterly Color Abstract

February 27, 2019

We wanted to share the Q1 2019 Color Abstract, a quarterly review of company news and recent scientific highlights, to make it easier to stay current on what we’re up to. If you found this interesting, sign up for our quarterly Color Abstract here. Color News Bringing the... 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... 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.... 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... Read More

Movember tips: what 2018 taught us about men’s health

November 19, 2018

In Movember, we promote awareness of issues related to men’s health. And as we approach Thanksgiving and the holidays, our thoughts turn to family. So as our families start to gather, here’s a Movember review of some of 2018’s more interesting discoveries... Read More