About the Authors

Byrappa Venkatesh, Yong-Hwee Loh, Alison P Lee, Nidhi Dandona, Alice Tay, Sydney Brenner
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore

Ewen F Kirkness
The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Aaron L Halpern, Justin Johnson, Lakshmi D Viswanathan, J. Craig Venter, Robert L Strausberg
J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

BV and SB conceived the project. BV, EFK, and RLS designed the experiments. YHL, ALH, APL, JJ, ND, LDV, and AT performed the experiments. BV, EFK, YHL, ALH, APL, JJ, JCV, RLS, and SB analyzed the data. BV and EFK wrote the paper, which JCV, RLS, and SB assisted in refining.