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 Bio-Rad Laboratories Q2 Revenues Climb 33 Percent, Beat Estimates Veracyte Q2 Revenues More Than Double on Test Volume Spike Increased Testing Revenues Boost Opko Health Q2 Revenues 47 Percent Qiagen Q2 Revenues Grow 28 Percent CareDx Q2 Revenues Up 77 Percent Secondary Genetic Findings Often Requested if Given Second Chance, Study Finds The Scan Booster Push New data shows a decline in SARS-CoV-2 vaccine efficacy over time, which the New York Times says Pfizer is using to argue its case for a booster, even as the lower efficacy remains high. With Help from Mr. Fluffington, PurrhD Cats could make good study animals for genetic research, the University of Missouri's Leslie Lyons tells the Atlantic. Man Charged With Threatening to Harm Fauci, Collins The Hill reports that Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr., was charged with making threats against federal officials. Nature Papers Present Approach to Find Natural Products, Method to ID Cancer Driver Mutations, More In Nature this week: combination of cryogenic electron microscopy with genome mining helps uncover natural products, driver mutations in cancer, and more.