About the Authors

Ravi J Tolwani

Affiliations Department of Genetics, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America , Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

Doug A Hamm

Affiliation Department of Genetics, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Liqun Tian

Affiliation Department of Genetics, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

J. Daniel Sharer

Affiliation Department of Genetics, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Jerry Vockley

Affiliations Department of Medical Genetics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America , Division of Medical Genetics, Children's Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Piero Rinaldo

Affiliation Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Dietrich Matern

Affiliation Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Trenton R Schoeb

Affiliation Department of Genetics, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Philip A Wood

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: paw@uab.edu

Affiliation Department of Genetics, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

RJT, JV, PR, DM, and PAW conceived and designed the experiments. RJT, DAH, LT, JV, PR, DM, JDS, and PAW performed the experiments. RJT, DAH, LT, JV, JDS, PR, DM, TRS, and PAW analyzed the data and contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. RJT, JV, PR, DM, TRS, JDS, and PAW wrote the paper.