Honoring our Genetic Counselors on GC Awareness Day

November 9, 2017

Happy Genetic Counselor Awareness Day! Today is the first such day ever, introduced by the National Society of Genetic Counselors to help raise awareness of our profession and greater understanding of our roles. Genetic counselors are professionals who have specialized education... Read More

Working together to find a cure for prostate cancer

November 2, 2017

Every year almost 180,000 American men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and at least 26,000 die from the disease, making it one of the most common and deadly cancers among men.¹ But when prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated early, survival rates are high. And only some... Read More

Color’s October Newsletter, Spectrum – Color

October 31, 2017

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

Angela Benton shares her inspirational breast cancer journey in conversation with Vanessa De Luca

October 30, 2017

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Vanessa De Luca, editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine, has an empowering conversation with Angela Benton about her inspirational breast cancer story. Angela Benton is a pioneer, a businesswoman, a cancer survivor, and a mother of three. She... Read More

Color Genomics Partners with University of California Health System in Landmark Athena WISDOM Study

October 17, 2017

We are excited to announce that Color has been selected as the genomics partner for the Athena WISDOM Study, a $14.1 million-funded University of California (UC) Health system-wide program in collaboration with Salesforce and Blue Shield of California. The WISDOM Study was... Read More

Engineering a Modern Genetics Company – Color

October 17, 2017

Color’s mission is to democratize access to genetic testing. In order to achieve this, running a cost efficient and scalable service is crucial. From day one, Color was built as a software-driven company, with engineers working side-by-side with all functional teams to... Read More

Color’s BRCA Test: affordable, accessible, ready to save lives

October 5, 2017

For hundreds of years doctors have known that breast cancer can run in families, but not why or how. Then in 1990, Dr. Mary-Claire King and her team published a paper proving the existence of a gene whose mutations cause increased risk for the disease. We now know that this... Read More

Celebrating Those Who Inspire Us – Color

October 2, 2017

October marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer, the most common cancer among women in the US, has impacted the lives of far too many loved ones. This month communities come together to raise awareness of breast cancer risks and the value of... Read More

Color’s September Newsletter, Spectrum – Color

September 29, 2017

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

A great doctor and his grateful patient – Color

September 29, 2017

Dr. Adashek & his patient Chris Scott Walking into Dr. Steven J. Adashek’s office, you can’t help but notice how welcoming it feels. The brightly colored walls are lined with beautiful artwork created by patients who‘ve been coming here for many years.... 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

Full Transcript: Lindsay Avner, Founder and CEO of Bright Pink, on Sequenced

September 25, 2017

On this episode of Sequenced, we talk to Lindsay Avner, Founder and CEO of Bright Pink. Lindsay underwent genetic testing at age 22. The test revealed she carried a mutation on the BRCA1 gene. At 23, she became the youngest woman in the U.S. to undergo a risk-reducing double... Read More

Announcing Color’s new podcast series, Sequenced – Color

September 25, 2017

Over the past few months, we’ve had the opportunity to speak with many fascinating leaders across healthcare and technology. We look forward to sharing these insightful and thought-provoking conversations with you on our new podcast, Sequenced. Our first three guests... Read More

Full Transcript: Cancer previvorship with Paige More, her mother, and Abby Cuffey of Woman’s Day

September 25, 2017

Paige More (AKA ‘Paige Previvor’) and her mother Robin speak with Abby Cuffey of Woman’s Day about Paige’s experience testing positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation at age 24, and what being a previvor means to her and her family. You can also follow... Read More

Full Transcript: Dr. Carlos Bustamante, Professor of Biomedical Data Science and Genetics at Stanford, on Sequenced

September 25, 2017

Dr. Carlos Bustamante, Professor of Biomedical Data Science and Genetics at Stanford and MacArthur Fellow, shares his insights on population genetics and analyzing genome-wide patterns of variation to address fundamental questions in biology, anthropology, and medicine.... Read More

American Cancer Society: Dr. Brawley and Dr. Len, Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, on Sequenced

September 25, 2017

On this special episode of Sequenced, Dr. Brawley and Dr. Len, Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, of the American Cancer Society join us to discuss the newsworthiness of cancer research, cancer prevention strategies, and the future of healthcare. Our... Read More

What is Familial Hypercholesterolemia? A discussion with Katherine Wilemon (FH Foundation) & Dr. Jill Hagenkord (Color)

September 25, 2017

On this episode of Sequenced, we talk to Katherine Wilemon, Founder and CEO of the FH Foundation, and Dr. Jill Hagenkord, Color’s Chief Medical Officer, about Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH), an inherited high cholesterol disorder. Katherine and Dr. Hagenkord discuss... Read More

A Shoutout to My Fellow Genetic Counselors – Color

September 13, 2017

Members of the Color community share how genetic counselors have helped them. Genetic counselors (GCs) are healthcare professionals with specialized education in genetics and counseling. GCs support patients who may need to make decisions about their genetic health. Today there... Read More

Color’s August Newsletter, Spectrum – Color

August 30, 2017

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

Announcing Color’s Hereditary High Cholesterol Test

August 10, 2017

Are you familiar with Familial Hypercholesterolemia? Neither are most people, and that’s a big problem. Today, here at Color, we’re happy to be taking a big step toward addressing that. As medical costs soar, the healthcare world is undergoing a transformation from... Read More