About the Authors

Lincoln D Stein, Nansheng Chen, Peter D'Eustachio, Todd W Harris
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

Zhirong Bao
Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Zhirong Bao, LaDeana W Hillier, Robert H Waterston
Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Darin Blasiar, Asif Chinwalla, Lucinda A Fulton, Robert E Fulton, LaDeana W Hillier, Elaine R Mardis, Marco A Marra, Tracie L Miner, Patrick Minx, Jacqueline E Schein, John Spieth, Richard K Wilson, Robert H Waterston
Genome Sequencing Center, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Thomas Blumenthal
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Michael R Brent, Chaochun Wei
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Laura Clarke, Chris Clee, Alan Coulson, Sam Griffiths-Jones, Ravi Kamath, Patricia E Kuwabara, James C Mullikin, Robert W Plumb, Jane Rogers, Marc Sohrmann, David Willey, Richard Durbin
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Avril Coghlan
Department of Genetics, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Alan Coulson
Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Peter D'Eustachio
New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

David H. A Fitch
Department of Biology, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America

Marco A Marra, Jacqueline E Schein
Genome Sciences Centre, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Vancouver, Canada

James C Mullikin
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Jason E Stajich
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

lstein@cshl.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.

Author Contributions

L. W. Hillier, E. R. Mardis, J. C. Mullikin, J. Rogers, R. Durbin, and R. H. Waterston conceived and designed the experiments.