About the Authors

Robert K. Bradley, Lior Pachter
Department of Mathematics, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Robert K. Bradley, Lior Pachter, Michael B. Eisen
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Xiao-Yong Li, Michael B. Eisen
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Xiao-Yong Li, Stuart Davidson, Hou Cheng Chu, Mark D. Biggin, Michael B. Eisen
Genomics Division, Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Cole Trapnell
Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

Leath A. Tonkin, Michael B. Eisen
California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Leath A. Tonkin
Vincent J. Coates Genome Sequencing Laboratory, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

mbeisen@lbl.gov

Competing Interests

MBE is a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of PLoS.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: RKB XYL MDB MBE. Performed the experiments: XYL HCC LAT. Analyzed the data: RKB CT SD LP MBE. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RKB CT LAT. Wrote the paper: RKB MBE.