About the Authors

Maria Ximena Sosa, I. K. Ashok Sivakumar, Samantha Maragh, Georg B. Ehret, Aravinda Chakravarti
McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

I. K. Ashok Sivakumar, Jeffrey Lin, Andrew B. Feldman
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, United States of America

Samantha Maragh
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States of America

Vamsi Veeramachaneni, Ramesh Hariharan, Minothi Parulekar, Pramila Tata
Strand Life Sciences, Bangalore, India

Karin M. Fredrikson, Timothy T. Harkins
Roche Diagnostics, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Timothy T. Harkins
Life Technologies, Beverly, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

aravinda@jhmi.edu

Competing Interests

SM: I have read the journal's policy and have the following conflict: Certain commercial equipment or materials are identified in this report to specify adequately the experimental procedures. Such identification does not imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, nor does it imply that the materials or equipment identified are necessarily the best available for the purpose.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MXS IKAS TTH GBE AC. Performed the experiments: MXS. Analyzed the data: MXS IKAS SM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VV RH MP KMF TTH JL ABF PT AC. Wrote the paper: MXS IKAS AC. Contributed equally to this work: MXS IKAS Designed the software used in analysis: IKAS VV ABF.