Color at ASHG: a year of large-scale genomics research

October 26, 2018

This year a record number of people (7,005!) descended upon San Diego for the annual American Society of Human Genetics conference. Color, too, sent our largest-ever delegation to ASHG to nerd out on genetics, present our research, meet up with old colleagues, and talk about the... 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

Full Transcript: Erica Ramos, President of National Society of Genetic Counselors, interviewed by Turna Ray of GenomeWeb

October 8, 2018

Turna Ray (left) and Erica Ramos (right) On this episode of Sequenced, Erica Ramos, the 2018 President of National Society of Genetic Counselors, talks to GenomeWeb’s Senior Editor Turna Ray about the growing field of genetic testing and role that genetic counselors can play... Read More

Introducing LEAP: (Machine) Learning from Evidence to Assess Pathogenicity

October 3, 2018

If you’re a human reading this post, your DNA is about 99.9% the same as mine. It’s the 0.1%, our genetic variations, which make each of us unique. One of our most important jobs at Color is interpreting the significance of each of our clients’ variants. It’s especially... Read More

Happy birthday to the Human Genome Project

October 1, 2018

On October 1st, 1990, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Energy announced the launch of the Human Genome Project, an attempt to map all 3 billion base pairs in the human genome first scheduled to be completed by 2005. Eleven years and $2.7 billion later,... Read More

Welcome to the new Color – Color

September 27, 2018

Introducing medication response genetics and... Read More

What to know for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – Color

September 24, 2018

How do genes impact ovarian cancer risk? As a genetic counselor, it can be difficult to explain to someone when they should have genetic testing. Cancer is so common; it seems like almost everyone has it somewhere in their family. While ovarian cancer can be rare, the guidelines... 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

It’s National Cholesterol Education Month! – Color

September 12, 2018

Familial Hypercholesterolemia — it’s a mouthful. If it sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because it has started to gain some notoriety in recent years. It has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as a Tier 1 recommendation for population health testing and... Read More

Introducing Robin Cole

September 4, 2018

Robin Cole is an NFL legend. As a Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker from 1977–1987, he was part of the famous Steel Curtain defense that helped the team win four Super Bowls in six seasons. Robin himself is a two-time Super Bowl champion (XIII and XIV). He’s also a prostate... Read More

“I just tested positive. Does my partner need testing?”

August 27, 2018

If you receive a positive genetic test result for a hereditary cancer gene, one of the most important things that you can do is share this information with close relatives such as siblings, parents, and children. These family members may have a 50% risk to carry the same... Read More

Color Around The Globe – Color

August 6, 2018

At the opening plenary session of the Human Genetics Society of Australia here in Sydney, Daniel MacArthur from the Broad Institute suggested that every possible genetic variant that is compatible with life likely exists right now, in today’s population. The main challenge:... Read More

The future of genetic counseling is in technology

July 31, 2018

As demand for genetic testing skyrockets, one of the hardest challenges we face is growing and innovating to make sure genetic counseling remains available for those who need it. Genetic counseling, the process of helping people understanding genetic testing and make the... 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

Sales isn’t just selling… – Color

July 20, 2018

Tradition of taking a company selfie Every summer the Color sales team gathers at our company’s California headquarters for our annual meeting. Over the course of three days, we’ll review the first half of the year, celebrate our successes, learn from the field, and prepare... 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

When Science, Music & Art Meet Hackers – Color

July 3, 2018

Emily (designer) with Walter (engineer) Our biannual Hack Week tradition continues at Color! Unlike most software companies, Color’s Hack Weeks benefit from the in-house clinical and scientific expertise of our colleagues. So, rather than prototyping yet another gamified... Read More

Understanding prostate cancer, the most common cancer in American men

June 29, 2018

“You don’t want to do prostate cancer screening” says my primary care provider. “After all, you don’t die from prostate cancer; you die with prostate cancer.” This occurred as part of an important conversation that men-of-a-certain-age need to have with their primary... Read More

On experiencing Father’s Day as…a father!

June 13, 2018

For 35 years, Father’s Day has meant a special time to reflect on and appreciate my dad — a man deeply devoted to family, who taught me to throw a baseball, to work hard, do good, be nice to others, and to always remember that at the end of the day character is judged by... Read More

What you need to know about genetics and employee health

June 13, 2018

And how employers can help shape the future of healthcare Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash At Color, we believe genomics will inevitably be a part of everyone’s approach to staying healthy. We’ve reached a point where genetic testing can help prevent late stage hereditary... Read More