Life at Color — Meet Tally Portnoi (Software Engineer)

January 30, 2020

Tally Portnoi is a software engineer at Color, where she focuses on improving outcomes for the end users of Color. Today, Tally talks about what keeps her motivated to create tools that make genetic insights accessible and actionable. Tell us about yourself and what got you into Engineering. I grew up solving riddles, puzzles,... Read More

January 28, 2020

Lindsey Baab is a software engineer on the Color team, writing code that powers our leading population genomics platform. Today, Lindsey discusses starting her engineering career at Color, where she has the opportunity to own more projects... Read More

January 16, 2020

Color made a number of exciting announcements at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference 2020 this week, including a new funding announcement, a new partnership with Sanford Health, completion of the largest clinical genomics program with... Read More

January 14, 2020

Our analysis found of those at risk for Type 2 Diabetes, 13% had not been screened for the condition in clinic, despite having visited in the last 3 years. Of that group, 86% had an ADA score of 5 or higher and 14% were pre-diabetic.... Read More

NorthShore and Color complete delivery of clinical genomics in routine care to 10,000 patients in largest U.S. program to date

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... Read More

Color and Sanford Health to scale leading genomics program, Imagenetics

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 success of Imagenetics and provide... Read More

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... Read More

Using Low Coverage Whole Genome Sequencing (lcWGS) to Calculate Accurate Polygenic Scores Across…

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, the peer-reviewed journal BMC Genome... Read More

Life at Color — Meet Carmen Lai (Data Scientist)

December 10, 2019

Carmen Lai is a Data Scientist on the Color team, building statistical models that help inform product improvements and increase the efficiency of our scientists. Today, Carmen shares her path to Data Science and how her work is helping Color be a leader in implementing... Read More

Why Return of Results Matters

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 Study. The partnership was not only a... Read More

Color partners with Teamsters to increase access to healthcare

December 3, 2019

Color and the Teamsters Health and Welfare Fund of Philadelphia and Vicinity today announced a partnership that unlocks clinical genetics and data-driven health for nearly 14,000 members, spouses and adult dependents. This new initiative breaks down traditional barriers to... Read More

Latest Color Publications, Research, and News

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 partner in Alaska as well as an exciting... Read More

Color Makes Polygenic Scores Available to Participants Through New Study

October 17, 2019

Today, we are excited to announce our new Genetic Score Study, a research effort that makes genome-wide polygenic scores available to Color participants for the first time. These scores are a new kind of genetic analysis that integrate information from millions of changes in DNA... Read More

Color at ASHG 2019

October 15, 2019

Hello Houston! The Color team just touched down in Texas and we are excited for another great week of talks, posters, meetings, and discussions about all things genetics. We hope to see you at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. Come and stop by, we are... Read More

Color and Verily Partner to Return Actionable Genetics to Project Baseline Health Study Participants

October 10, 2019

Today we are announcing a new partnership with Verily to return actionable genetic information to all Project Baseline Health Study participants. The partnership demonstrates a commitment by Verily and Color to further research while also recognizing an ethical responsibility... Read More

Life at Color — Meet Kiril (Software Engineer) – Color

September 17, 2019

Tell us about yourself and what got you into Engineering. I grew up in Bulgaria and was 11 years old when I first started coding. My dad was a butcher, and he wanted me to do something more applied so he signed me up for programming courses. We didn’t have a computer in our... Read More

Salesforce and Color Expand Partnership – Color

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 expansion of our partnership with Salesforce.... 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

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

Full Transcript: Dr. Kristi Funk on improving breast health and lowering cancer risk

November 14, 2018

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we talk to Dr. Kristi Funk, Breast Cancer Surgeon and author of Breasts: The Owner’s Manual, about everyday choices to improve breast health and lower overall cancer risk. Dr. Funk also debunks common breast cancer myths such as the... Read More