About the Authors

Deanna M. Church, Richa Agarwala, Joshua L. Cherry, Michael DiCuccio, Wratko Hlavina, Yuri Kapustin, Peter Meric, Donna Maglott
National Center for Biotechnology Information, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Leo Goodstadt, Zoë Birtle, Ana C. Marques, Chris P. Ponting
MRC Functional Genomics Unit, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

LaDeana W. Hillier, Tina Graves
The Genome Center at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Michael C. Zody, Kerstin Lindblad-Toh
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Michael C. Zody, Kerstin Lindblad-Toh
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Steve Goldstein, Shiguo Zhou, Brian Teague, Konstantinos Potamousis, Christopher Churas, Jill Herschleb, Ron Runnheim, Daniel Forrest, David C. Schwartz
Laboratory for Molecular and Computational Genomics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Xinwe She, Ze Cheng, Evan E. Eichler
Department of Genome Sciences and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Carol J. Bult
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine, United States of America

Michael Place
Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

James Amos-Landgraf
McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: DMC LG DCS KLT CPP. Performed the experiments: DMC LG LWH MZ SG XS CJB RA JLC MD WH YK PM DM ZB ACM TG SZ BT KP CC MP JH RR DF JAL ZC TMGSC. Analyzed the data: DMC LG LWH MZ SG XS CJB DCS ZC EEE CPP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DMC LG. Wrote the paper: DMC LG LWH MZ KLT EEE CPP.