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Research Partnerships

We partner with some of the world’s top scientists, research
organizations, and advocacy groups to support population
health research.

Engaging populations at scale

The All of Us Research Program

In partnership with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and the Laboratory for Molecular Medicine (LMM) at Partners HealthCare Personalized Medicine, we are one of three Genome Centers/Clinical Validation Laboratories for All of Us. Color is responsible for variant detection and interpretation as an initial step for the return of health-related genetic information to one million or more people living in the United States. Color is also the sole All of Us Genetic Counseling Resource.

WISDOM

In collaboration with the University of California system and the Sanford Health system — one of the most rural health networks in the country — we are the exclusive genomic testing provider for Women Informed to Screen Depending on Measures of risk (WISDOM). WISDOM ​is a 5-year, randomized control trial of 100,000 women aged 40-74 that compares annual screening with a personalized, risk-based breast cancer screening schedule.

Project Baseline

Verily and Color are partnering to return actionable genetic information to all participants of Project Baseline. Participants will have access to Color’s physician-ordered, clinical-grade genomic services, board certified genetic counselors, and clinical pharmacists, enabling them to better understand their risk for certain hereditary cancers, heart disease, and medication response.

Color research has impact at scale

> 1 Million

Participants in research studies supported by Color

50+

Research partnerships

Nationwide

Participants enrolled in all 50 US states

We share our data with the scientific community

ClinVar: facilitating research and discovery
around genetics and human health

We recognize the critical importance of sharing genomic data with the scientific community. Color contributes anonymized variants to ClinVar – a free database managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that helps researchers identify links between genes and disease.

They’ve shown a track record that they’ve been able to deliver this type of service to people…and they have really strong software capabilities.

Stephanie Devaney
Deputy Director For All Of Us

Connecting underserved communities
with care

African Cancer Genomics Initiative

Color is working with the University of Chicago to increase access to genetic testing and counseling to improve breast cancer outcomes for underserved women in Africa. To date, over 400 patients have received genetic testing at two clinics located in Ibadan and Lagos.

GENTleMEN

We are working with researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington to increase access to genetic testing and counseling to all men with advanced prostate cancer as part of the GENTleMEN study. With Color’s support, the GENTleMEN Study has expanded across the US, removing barriers to genetic services. This work is supported by the Color Foundation and the Institute for Prostate Cancer Research.

African Caribbean Cancer Consortium

We are working with researchers at Fox Chase Center of Temple University Health System and the University of the West Indies, School of Clinical Medicine and Research to determine the frequency and spectrum of pathogenic variants in men with metastatic prostate cancer from the Bahamas. The goal is to collect samples from approximately 100 men as a pilot to determine the feasibility of a larger study.

Informing community health solutions

COVID-19 Modeling Tools

In collaboration with experts from the University of Washington,
we developed tools to explore the impact that different types of
mitigation strategies can have on outbreaks in primary schools,
universities, and workplaces.

Color Testing School
K-12 School Modeling Tools

In Primary and Secondary Schools

These models can be used to simulate infection dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 in K-12 Schools. The purpose of these models is to provide scenario-simulating tools that can aid policymakers and administrators in their decisions around school safety strategies.

Explore Model Version 3
Released 2/25/22
Color Testing Workplace
Workplace & University Modeling Tools

University Campuses and Workplaces

These models can be used to simulate infection dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 in community settings, such as university campuses and workplaces. The purpose of these models is to examine how viral testing, vaccines and boosters, and non-pharmaceutical interventions interact to reduce transmission in workplace, university and other group settings.

Explore Model Version 3
Released 1/19/22

Let’s get started.

What research can we do together to help your community?