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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 &... 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... 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 &... 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

Top 3 Reasons Employers are Offering Genetic Testing as an Employee Health Benefit

February 5, 2018

Article originally published in Corporate Wellness Magazine Amid rising healthcare costs in the U.S., it’s easy to forget that less than 3 percent of those costs are spent on prevention. With scientific advancements and the plummeting cost of genetic sequencing, however,... Read More

When Apples and Oranges Become Peas and Carrots — Two Very Different Kinds of Cancer Genetic Tests

January 31, 2018

We’re excited to launch a monthly column featuring genetic counselors from external institutions and Color. Each month, genetic counselors will share insights on how genetics can empower people to make more informed health decisions. We kick it off with Julie S. Mak, a... Read More

Color’s January Newsletter, Spectrum – Color

January 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 &... Read More

Cass Sunstein, prominent legal scholar and co-author of Nudge, on improving everyday decision making

January 29, 2018

Everyday we make choices that can impact our health, wealth, and happiness, from saving for retirement to what we eat. Cass Sunstein, co-author of Nudge and one of the most influential legal scholars of our time, shares his insights on making better decisions for ourselves and... Read More

What will be 2018’s most important advances in healthcare?

January 23, 2018

2018 is primed to be an inflection-point year, when new developments in technology, medicine and computer science start impacting a culture and healthcare economy that are ready to embrace change. Here are some of the big changes that are worth keeping an eye on as they approach... Read More

Color’s ambassadors, in from the road – Color

January 22, 2018

As you probably know, being in sales often means spending one’s days as a traveling ambassador. You don’t have an office to go to; instead you spend your time going from location to location, bringing others the message of what your company does. At Color, building... Read More