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... Read More

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Sydney’s Story: Why we all deserve peace of mind when it comes to our health

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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

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

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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

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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... 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

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July 20, 2018

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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... 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

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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... Read More

My Day at Color – Color

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Hi! I’m a (rising) junior at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, currently living my best life on summer vacation. The beauty of summer is having the time and freedom to do absolutely anything, whether that’s sleeping, spending time with friends and family,... Read More

Supporting patients left in limbo by DTC BRCA genetic testing

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When the FDA authorized the first direct-to-consumer (DTC) BRCA test in March, they did so with the caveat that any positive test result requires confirmation and genetic counseling before it can be used to inform medical treatment. Historically, insurance will only cover BRCA... Read More

Filling in the gaps: using genetics to learn about your health history

June 6, 2018

As someone who is adopted, Marissa has always been curious about her genetic background. So when she learned that her employer was offering Color’s Hereditary Cancer Test as a complimentary benefit to employees, she saw it as a chance to gain knowledge that could help her... Read More

Understanding the Difference Between Genetic Testing Technologies

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The technology used in a genetic test makes a big difference in the completeness of the results. There is a common misperception that all genetic tests are created equally and the only difference is what areas they focus on — such as ancestry, digestive flora, prenatal... Read More

Software is Changing the Game for Genetic Counseling

June 6, 2018

“Genetic counseling is essential to the communication of results, and by doing it in an efficient way, the barrier of cost is a thing of the past.” I attended my first National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) in 2008 when I... Read More

Engineered for Extreme Efficiency – Color

June 6, 2018

How creative thinking and Next Generation Sequencing delivers state-of-the-art genetic tests at the lowest achievable cost Inside the lab at Color Genomics, we’ve put together a mix of technologies and tactics that help us achieve two huge goals — performing the... Read More