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

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

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

Color Q&A: Abdi Khalif, automation engineer – Color

June 6, 2018

Every week (or so) we’re going to chat with someone who’s doing something interesting here at Color. Congratulations, Abdi — you’re the first Color Q&A. Let’s start with your story. Where did you grow up? What interested you as a child? I grew up in Burnaby,... Read More

Protecting yourself from cervical cancer

January 5, 2018

Photo by Dave Contreras on Unsplash Each January, we honor Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Although there are very few known hereditary links, cervical cancer affects hundreds of thousands of women in the US, and it usually doesn’t cause any obvious signs or symptoms. Almost... Read More

The Dream Team you haven’t heard about

September 26, 2017

At Color, our belief that genetic testing should be, and can be, affordable and accessible applies to our approach to research partnerships, along with everything else. That’s why we’re proud to announce our collaboration with a Stand Up to Cancer Dream Team for the MAGENTA... Read More

Happy National DNA Day

April 25, 2017

On April 25th, 1953, a group of scientists including James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin published simultaneous articles revealing the double-helix shape of the DNA molecule. Eighty-four years later, most people still know very little about what... Read More

Color and UCSF joint study identifies genetic mutations previously undetected by earlier forms of testing

April 4, 2017

We are honored today to announce the publication of a collaborative study by University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Color in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. Color teamed up with clinicians and scientists from the UCSF Cancer Genetics and Prevention... Read More

Between 30–50% of cancers can be prevented

February 12, 2017

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. According to the World Health Organization, 30–50% of cancer cases can be prevented through adopting healthy lifestyle choices and reducing risk factors. This is a great time to renew your New Year’s resolutions to make healthy... Read More

When it comes to cancer, we have so much to learn

December 14, 2016

For many years, we’ve thought of cancer as one general disease. New research is beginning to show that cancer is many different diseases, and there are even many sub-types within each type of cancer (like breast cancer). This is causing a major shift in perspective across the... Read More

How We Can Design Better Healthcare – Color

November 30, 2016

Design principles can be put to work to create better products and experiences in an industry where they will have the greatest human... Read More

Addressing Racial Disparity in Genetic Testing

August 18, 2016

While our understanding of cancer genetics has advanced since the discovery of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in the mid-1990s, the majority of genetics data has been collected from individuals in the Caucasian and European populations. For example, in the Exome Aggregation... Read More