Antigen vs. PCR-based COVID-19 Testing: Pros & Cons

October 20, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, new questions around different types of tests and testing models are arising – and the best choice for any given population isn’t always clear. Antigen testing and rapid point-of-care tests are facing new questions about their accuracy, particularly in populations where preventing pre-symptomatic transmission is critical. Nucleic acid amplification... Read More

October 8, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Breast Cancer Awareness Month looks a little different. For many people, routine cancer screenings have been postponed or canceled, due to concerns about the risks associated with attending in-person... Read More

August 19, 2020

Today, the journal Nature Communications published new research, led by scientists from Color, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, that sheds light on the risk of developing three diseases: coronary... Read More

August 6, 2020

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has upended the way we work, teach, and socialize. As the pandemic continues, institutions are solving for how to bring people back on-site safely. One of the most important aspects of returning on-site is ensuring... 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

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

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

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

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