NorthShore and Color complete delivery of clinical genomics in routine care to 10,000 patients in…

January 13, 2020

A year after Color and NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) announced their partnership to integrate clinical genomics into routine primary care, the two organizations have completed the largest U.S. genomics program to date. The partnership will expand in 2020 to 30 additional clinics within the NorthShore system and its newest partner, Swedish Hospital, while integrating... Read More

January 10, 2020

Color and Sanford Health, the nation’s largest rural not-for-profit health care system, today announced together they will strengthen and scale Sanford’s leading genomics program, Imagenetics. Sanford Health and Color will build on the... Read More

December 12, 2019

Over the past year, we have worked closely with Drs. Sekar Kathiresan and Amit V. Khera to launch the Color Genetic Score Study, a research effort that makes polygenic scores available to Color participants for the first time. Recently,... Read More

December 5, 2019

Returning genetic results to research participants leads to more successful research programs. In October, Color and Verily announced a partnership to return actionable genetic information to the participants of the Project Baseline Health... Read More

Jefferson Health and Color: Advancing Precision Health Through Clinical Genomics and Richer Data

June 20, 2019

At Color we are using data-driven healthcare to make it easier for institutions to efficiently and effectively serve large populations. Our work with one of Philadelphia’s largest employers, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, illustrates what implementing... 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

Understanding the Difference Between Genetic Testing Technologies

June 6, 2018

The technology used in a genetic test makes a big difference in the completeness of the results. There is a common misperception that all genetic tests are created equally and the only difference is what areas they focus on — such as ancestry, digestive flora, prenatal... Read More

A search engine for the human genome Part I: the genome in software

June 6, 2018

Elasticsearch is an open-source, scalable search engine built on top of the Lucene core. First released eight years ago, it has since become among the most popular choices for search infrastructure, with hundreds of companies having deployed it in consumer internet applications.... Read More

A search engine for the human genome Part II: the case for search

June 6, 2018

In part 1 of this post, we discussed how genomes are represented in software, why comparing them is useful in a clinical lab setting, and some of the constraints around implementing Identity-by-State (IBS). For those who are new to genomics, it’s worth a quick read. To... Read More