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Pacific Biosciences Files $150M Shelf Registration

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Pacific Biosciences on Thursday filed a shelf registration to offer up to $150 million of its securities.

According to a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the company may offer and sell from time to time shares of its common stock, preferred stock, depositary shares, warrants, debt securities, or units comprising its securities.

PacBio previously filed a $150 million shelf registration in April 2012.

The company had $99.3 million in cash and cash equivalents as of Sept. 30. In the third quarter, PacBio's revenues climbed 178 percent year over year to $20.6 million.

The Scan

Interfering With Invasive Mussels

The Chicago Tribune reports that researchers are studying whether RNA interference- or CRISPR-based approaches can combat invasive freshwater mussels.

Participation Analysis

A new study finds that women tend to participate less at scientific meetings but that some changes can lead to increased involvement, the Guardian reports.

Right Whales' Decline

A research study plans to use genetic analysis to gain insight into population decline among North American right whales, according to CBC.

Science Papers Tie Rare Mutations to Short Stature, Immunodeficiency; Present Single-Cell Transcriptomics Map

In Science this week: pair of mutations in one gene uncovered in brothers with short stature and immunodeficiency, and more.