The investment bank, which maintained its $60 price target for the company's stock, said it is looking for signs of revenue acceleration.
The investment bank initiated coverage on Rosetta Genomics and Veracyte, rating the molecular diagnostic firms' shares speculative buy and buy, respectively.
The company also said that its cash burn rate for Q2 is estimated to be about $4.8 million, or $1.3 million more than its average cash burn.
Cantor will offer PacBio's stock in an "at-the-market" offering, though the investment bank may also sell the shares through other methods.
Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.
Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.
Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.
In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.