Wear Red 4 VEDS Day! – Color

May 18, 2018

Today is REDS 4 VEDS Day. Some of you are thinking “What is vEDS?” In that moment, you will have proved why this day of awareness is needed. vEDS stands for vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a rare, life-threatening hereditary vascular condition that affects 1 in... Read More

Helping Axia Women’s Health empower their patients and families

May 15, 2018

Eileen Carpenter, CRNP and Office Manager at Mainline OB/GYN, shares her experience launching Color at an Axia Women’s Health Care Center. Also pictured are Dr. Stephen Krell, Executive Chairman & CEO of Axia’s Clinical Group and Patrick Miller, Manager of... Read More

From the Human Genome to the Genome for Humanity – Color

May 6, 2018

Fifteen years ago, the Human Genome Project announced the completion of the first human genome. This was a moon landing scale endeavor that took billions of dollars in combined public and private investment — to sequence one single human genome. Since then, scientists... Read More

The case for population screening for BRCA, Lynch syndrome, and familial hypercholesterolemia

May 3, 2018

In 1994, Dr. Mary-Claire King discovered the BRCA1 gene. In the 24 years since that landmark discovery, the field of clinical genetics has grown by leaps and bounds. We now have a much clearer understanding of many inherited conditions, from the genes that are implicated in each... Read More

Celebrating our great team on Lab Week, and every week

April 27, 2018

A cutting-edge clinical genetics lab is an incredible place to be. It relies on an stunning array of custom software, custom robotics, mind-blowing molecular biology, advanced bioinformatics and complicated supply chain logistics. It’s a busy and buzzing place, and a... Read More

Full Transcript: Dr Ranjit Manchanda, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Barts Cancer Institute, interviewed by Erin Brodwin of Business Insider

April 25, 2018

Dr. Ranjit Manchandra (left) and Erin Brodwin (right) On this episode of Sequenced, Dr. Ranjit Manchanda, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Barts Cancer Institute in London, sits down with Business Insider’s Erin Brodwin to discuss population-based genetic testing for cancer... 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

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

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 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 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

Alan Blassberg, director and producer, shares the male perspective on BRCA and breast cancer

January 12, 2018

We’re excited to talk to Alan Blassberg who directed and produced the documentary: “Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer.” In 2004, Alan launched his own production company, First Prize Productions. Pink & Blue is his first documentary... Read More