A Genetic Counseling Milestone

May 22, 2019

Today at Color, we are celebrating a gigantic milestone: our 15,000th genetic counseling session! Color’s belief in the value of genetic counseling, and our role in making genetic information meaningful and useful to people, has been clear from the very beginning — one... Read More

Genetics and Genomics: Color at ACMG, 2019

April 9, 2019

For the first time, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting took place in Seattle, Washington, from April 2–6 as thousands of medical and clinical geneticists, genetic counselors, and researchers gathered to learn about 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

Building a public research database out of spare parts

February 8, 2019

A couple months ago, we launched a public research database with DNA, health history, and more from 50,000 of our clients. You might be surprised at how little work it took us: under four person-months total. Read on to hear how we designed and built it, went above and beyond... Read More

Highlights from Color’s annual Genetic Counseling Onsite

December 18, 2018

Color has always placed a high value on genetic counselors (GCs) and the services they provide, as evident by the fact that every Color test includes genetic counseling sessions and support. Here at Color, we are fortunate to have an extremely experienced and well-rounded team... 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

Movember tips: what 2018 taught us about men’s health

November 19, 2018

In Movember, we promote awareness of issues related to men’s health. And as we approach Thanksgiving and the holidays, our thoughts turn to family. So as our families start to gather, here’s a Movember review of some of 2018’s more interesting discoveries... Read More

Color at ASHG: a year of large-scale genomics research

October 26, 2018

This year a record number of people (7,005!) descended upon San Diego for the annual American Society of Human Genetics conference. Color, too, sent our largest-ever delegation to ASHG to nerd out on genetics, present our research, meet up with old colleagues, and talk about the... Read More

Accelerating the pace of scientific research for diverse populations through low coverage whole genome sequencing

October 18, 2018

This week, at the 2018 American Society of Human Genetics Meeting in San Diego, we’re excited to present a scalable, affordable solution that can help accelerate the development of novel polygenic risk scores for non-Caucasian populations. In recent years, novel applications... Read More

Full Transcript: Erica Ramos, President of National Society of Genetic Counselors, interviewed by Turna Ray of GenomeWeb

October 8, 2018

Turna Ray (left) and Erica Ramos (right) On this episode of Sequenced, Erica Ramos, the 2018 President of National Society of Genetic Counselors, talks to GenomeWeb’s Senior Editor Turna Ray about the growing field of genetic testing and role that genetic counselors can... Read More

Introducing LEAP: (Machine) Learning from Evidence to Assess Pathogenicity

October 3, 2018

If you’re a human reading this post, your DNA is about 99.9% the same as mine. It’s the 0.1%, our genetic variations, which make each of us unique. One of our most important jobs at Color is interpreting the significance of each of our clients’ variants. It’s especially... Read More

Happy birthday to the Human Genome Project

October 1, 2018

On October 1st, 1990, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Energy announced the launch of the Human Genome Project, an attempt to map all 3 billion base pairs in the human genome first scheduled to be completed by 2005. Eleven years and $2.7 billion later,... 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

It’s National Cholesterol Education Month! – Color

September 12, 2018

Familial Hypercholesterolemia — it’s a mouthful. If it sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because it has started to gain some notoriety in recent years. It has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as a Tier 1 recommendation for population... 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

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

Sales isn’t just selling… – Color

July 20, 2018

Tradition of taking a company selfie Every summer the Color sales team gathers at our company’s California headquarters for our annual meeting. Over the course of three days, we’ll review the first half of the year, celebrate our successes, learn from the field,... 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

What you need to know about genetics and employee health

June 13, 2018

And how employers can help shape the future of healthcare Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash At Color, we believe genomics will inevitably be a part of everyone’s approach to staying healthy. We’ve reached a point where genetic testing can help prevent late stage... Read More