Why Color? – Color

May 14, 2018

Okay, so if you’re reading this, it is highly likely that someone has reached out to you about a job at Color. Color truly is an amazing life and career changing experience. I’m not a rah-rah kind of person, nor am I salesperson. Please read my 6 points of evidence... Read More

Honoring Mother’s Day – Color

May 11, 2018

Losing my mom to breast cancer at age seven most certainly had a profound impact on my life, and I’m still discovering all the ways it has shaped the woman I am today. For one, it brought me to my dream job, Color. (More on that later.) If you’re reading this, chances are... Read More

From the Human Genome to the Genome for Humanity – Color

May 6, 2018

Fifteen years ago, the Human Genome Project announced the completion of the first human genome. This was a moon landing scale endeavor that took billions of dollars in combined public and private investment — to sequence one single human genome. Since then, scientists have... Read More

The case for population screening for BRCA, Lynch syndrome, and familial hypercholesterolemia

May 3, 2018

In 1994, Dr. Mary-Claire King discovered the BRCA1 gene. In the 24 years since that landmark discovery, the field of clinical genetics has grown by leaps and bounds. We now have a much clearer understanding of many inherited conditions, from the genes that are implicated in each... 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

Full Transcript: Dr Ranjit Manchanda, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Barts Cancer Institute, interviewed by Erin Brodwin of Business Insider

April 25, 2018

Dr. Ranjit Manchandra (left) and Erin Brodwin (right) On this episode of Sequenced, Dr. Ranjit Manchanda, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Barts Cancer Institute in London, sits down with Business Insider’s Erin Brodwin to discuss population-based genetic testing for cancer... Read More

How Can a Genetic Counselor Help You? – Color

April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018 marks the 15th Annual DNA Day, which celebrates the successful completion of the Human Genome Project back in 2003. One year later, I graduated with my degree in Genetic Counseling and began working as a genetic counselor specializing in hereditary cancer risk. I... Read More

The New York Times highlights Color as a leader in employee genetic screening

April 16, 2018

Employees at NVIDIA’s Santa Clara, CA headquarters attended Color’s onsite educational seminar in 2017 to learn more about their new health benefit offered by Color. Yesterday The New York Times published an article, “Employees Jump at Genetic Testing. Is That a Good... Read More

Full Transcript: Halle Tecco, founder of Rock Health, interviewed by Lydia Ramsey of Business Insider

April 12, 2018

Halle Tecco (left) and Lydia Ramsey (right) On this episode of Sequenced, Halle Tecco, founder of Rock Health and Angel Investor at Techammer, sits down with Business Insider’s Lydia Ramsey to discuss the digital health landscape, the recent JP Morgan, Amazon, and Berkshire... Read More

What we’re up to at ACMG – Color

April 12, 2018

Yesterday the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting kicked off. A team of Color scientists is in Charlotte to learn about the latest exciting research from the world of genetics, and share what we’ve been up to ourselves. At... Read More

Fixing Fixit Week – Color

April 4, 2018

Last week was Fixit Week again at Color — one of our favorite times of the year. More than 30 designers, engineers, clinical lab specialists, and product managers hit pause on our normal week-to-week projects so we could initiate and pursue self-directed projects, with a goal... Read More

American Heart Month — 5 Ways to Keep your Heart Healthy

April 3, 2018

We all know that taking good care of our hearts is an important part of living a healthy life; however, it can be easier said than done. Eat healthy, lose weight, exercise — it might all feel a little overwhelming. It’s important to remember that even small changes can make... Read More

What You Need to Know About Hereditary Colorectal Cancer

April 3, 2018

I would like to start by dispelling the myth that hereditary colorectal cancer is rare by sharing a few important facts. 1 in 20 people will develop colorectal cancer in their lifetime. (ACS Facts & Figures) Over 140,000 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in... Read More

Top 3 questions to ask when considering taking a BRCA test

March 30, 2018

When considering a genetic test to learn your risk for hereditary cancer, it’s important to consider a few factors when choosing the right test for you. Here are three essential questions to ask when weighing the choices: Is the test comprehensive? Does the test cover the full... Read More

Color’s March Newsletter, Spectrum – Color

March 30, 2018

Color’s monthly newsletter, Spectrum, helps you stay up to date on living a healthy life with the latest in health and wellness, genetics, and cancer and heart health. If you found this information interesting, sign up for our monthly Health Notes here. Health & Wellness... Read More

How do you set a bioinformatics speed record? – Color

March 30, 2018

One of the least appreciated aspects of modern software infrastructure is the sheer volume of processing and computation that are required to satisfy even the most ordinary search queries. 15 years ago this month, when Google published a high-level overview of its architecture,... Read More

Color’s journey to the heart – Color

March 19, 2018

Color’s mission is to help people live longer, healthier lives. Through our hereditary cancer tests, we’ve already helped identify thousands of people whose genes put them at higher risk of developing common hereditary cancers. We’ve worked tirelessly to give more people... Read More

Color’s February Newsletter, Spectrum – Color

March 2, 2018

Color’s monthly newsletter, Spectrum, helps you stay up to date on living a healthy life with the latest in health and wellness, genetics, and cancer and heart health. If you found this information interesting, sign up for our monthly Health Notes here. Health & Wellness... Read More

Adam Klein, winner of 2016 Survivor, on becoming a leading lung cancer advocate

February 27, 2018

Adam Klein, winner of 2016 Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, talks to us about competing on the show on behalf of his mother who sadly passed away from lung cancer just days after he returned home from the competition. He shares his perspective on the importance of raising... Read More

Color supports ACOG position to increase access to genetic testing

February 13, 2018

At Color, we want to help you live the healthiest life that science and medicine can offer. We’re starting towards this goal by making genetic testing for common hereditary conditions, cancer and high cholesterol, more accessible by lowering the price and simplifying the... Read More