Genetics 101: Understanding the basics of genetics

January 7, 2020

By now, you’ve probably heard of genetic testing, even if it wasn’t something you learned about in school. With so many options now available, it’s important to understand the basic components of what is being tested and how to make sense of the results you receive. With the start of the new year, we... Read More

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... Read More

September 7, 2019

During Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month we not only raise awareness of these cancers, but also work to turn awareness into action. So as we begin these important months, we are thrilled to announce the... Read More

June 11, 2019

June 2019: Latest Color Publications, Research, and News Op-ed: Proposed patent legislation would block research, stifle innovation, and harm patients Color CEO, Othman Laraki writes an op-ed in STAT News explaining how changes to the... Read More

Quarterly Color Abstract

February 27, 2019

We wanted to share the Q1 2019 Color Abstract, a quarterly review of company news and recent scientific highlights, to make it easier to stay current on what we’re up to. If you found this interesting, sign up for our quarterly Color Abstract here. Color News Bringing the... Read More

Personalizing care with genetics: Dr. Etkin-Kramer and Dana’s Story

December 7, 2018

Dr. Etkin-Kramer (left) and Dana Greenwald (right) The doctor-patient relationship is often thought of as a thing of the past. Most of us live very busy lives and spending time discussing our health with our physician is not always our top priority, especially when we’re... Read More

Talking to your relatives about cancers in the family

November 30, 2018

It’s holiday season, and for many of us that means more time spent with extended family members. This uptick in family time can be a good opportunity to talk to relatives about the family tree in general, especially since genealogy is such a popular hobby right now.... Read More

Happy Giving Tuesday! Here are some non-profits that are making a difference.

November 29, 2018

Giving Tuesday is a great time to reflect on the charitable organizations that are making a positive difference in the world. At Color, we’re continuously inspired by our non-profit partners who work tirelessly to improve the lives of people in their communities. If... Read More

Full Transcript: Dr. Anirban Maitra on the latest advances against pancreatic cancer

November 15, 2018

This World Pancreatic Cancer Day, we talk to Dr. Anirban Maitra, Scientific Director of the Ahmed Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center, about the rising incidence of pancreatic cancer, risk factors associated with the disease, and latest progress in... Read More

Welcome to the new Color – Color

September 27, 2018

Introducing medication response genetics and... Read More

What to know for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – Color

September 24, 2018

How do genes impact ovarian cancer risk? As a genetic counselor, it can be difficult to explain to someone when they should have genetic testing. Cancer is so common; it seems like almost everyone has it somewhere in their family. While ovarian cancer can be rare, the guidelines... Read More

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

September 18, 2018

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

Introducing Robin Cole

September 4, 2018

Robin Cole is an NFL legend. As a Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker from 1977–1987, he was part of the famous Steel Curtain defense that helped the team win four Super Bowls in six seasons. Robin himself is a two-time Super Bowl champion (XIII and XIV). He’s also a prostate... Read More

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

August 27, 2018

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

August 6, 2018

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

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

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

Understanding prostate cancer, the most common cancer in American men

June 29, 2018

“You don’t want to do prostate cancer screening” says my primary care provider. “After all, you don’t die from prostate cancer; you die with prostate cancer.” This occurred as part of an important conversation that men-of-a-certain-age... Read More

My Day at Color – Color

June 8, 2018

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

June 7, 2018

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