Omniome PacBio's Omniome Acquisition Aims to Shorten Path to Clinical Testing Market Premium PacBio's acquisition of Omniome, worth up to $800 million, could give it access to lucrative applications in short-read sequencing, including oncology and noninvasive prenatal testing. Pacific Biosciences to Acquire Omniome for up to $800M, Expand Invitae Collaboration The sequencing technology firm is also raising approximately $300 million in a PIPE financing and reported preliminary Q2 revenues of $30.5 million. People in the News: New Appointments at Precipio, ERS Genomics, Omniome, PierianDx, More People in the News: New Appointments at Danaher, Biological Dynamics, Omniome, and More Sequencing Startup Omniome Closes $60M Series C Financing The San Diego firm has now raised at least $145 million to drive development of its DNA sequencing platform and build manufacturing and commercial operations. Jul 30, 2018 Sequencing Technology Developer Omniome Raises $60M in Series B Breaking News 23andMe Fiscal Q4 Revenues Increase 14 Percent Local Coverage Determinations Roundup: Castle Bio, SkylineDx Ancient Genome Sequence Provides Look at Ancestry for Individual Who Perished at Pompeii Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant Outcomes Improve With Diverse Gut Microbes, Immune Cells CorePath Laboratories, Cizzle Biotechnology Partner on Lung Cancer Blood Test Becton Dickinson Gets CE-IVD Mark for High-Throughput COVID/Flu PCR Test The Scan Billion-Dollar Diversity Initiative The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is now accepting applications for its new $1.5 billion initiative to boost the diversity of the scientific workforce. Biotech Co-Founder Arrested A co-founder of a Los Angeles-based biotech company has been arrested in connection with a murder-for-hire scheme, according to Endpoint News. Return of the Tasmanian Tiger The Washington Post reports that a team in Australia is working to bring the thylacine back from extinction. Nature Papers on Genome of Individual From Pompeii, CircRNA Study Best Practices, More In Nature this week: first sequenced genome of a person from Pompeii, best practice guidelines for circRNA studies, and more.