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 New Method Generates High-Resolution Transcriptome-Wide Spatial Gene Expression Maps GE Healthcare, University of Cambridge Team on AI-Based Precision Oncology Qiagen Sued for Allegedly Infringing Patent With Wi-Fi-Connected Instrument Oppenheimer, BTIG Initiate Coverage of MDxHealth at Outperform, Buy Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: Invitae, Beckman Coulter, Ancient DNA, and More Radiomics, OncoDNA Partner to ID Lung Cancer Biomarkers The Scan Omicron's Emergence The World Health Organization has called Omicron a SARS-CoV-2 "variant of concern," the Los Angeles Times writes. Not as Much Merck's pill to treat COVID-19 reduces the risk of hospitalization and death among COVID-19 patients by less than previously reported, the New York Times says. Bats That Hang Together Discover magazine writes that researchers have found a social microbiome among vampire bats. PLOS Papers on CEWAS, Simian Varicella Virus Transcriptome, Dermatomyositis Markers In PLOS this week: multi-omic approach to home in on genetic risk variants, transcriptomic analysis of the simian varicella virus, and more.