NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pacific Biosciences reported after the close of market on Thursday that while its second quarter 2013 revenues dropped roughly 18 percent year over year, its revenues grew 7 percent sequentially.

The Menlo Park, Calif.-based single-molecule sequencing technologies firm reported total revenues of $6 million for the three months ended June 30, compared to $7.3 million in the second quarter of 2012, and $5.6 million in the first quarter of 2013. It fell just shy of the consensus Wall Street estimate for revenues of $6.1 million.

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The Atlantic reports that genetic counselors are coping with an influx of patients seeking advice on their direct-to-consumer genetic test results.

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In Nature this week: shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases, and more.

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