About the Authors

Axel Visel

Affiliations Department of Genes and Behavior, Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen, Germany , Genomics Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States of America

James Carson

Affiliation Biological Monitoring and Modeling Department, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, United States of America

Judit Oldekamp

Affiliation Department of Genes and Behavior, Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen, Germany

Marei Warnecke

Affiliation Department of Genes and Behavior, Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen, Germany

Vladimira Jakubcakova

Affiliation Department of Genes and Behavior, Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen, Germany

Xunlei Zhou

Affiliation Department of Genes and Behavior, Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen, Germany

Chad A Shaw

Affiliation Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Gonzalo Alvarez-Bolado

Affiliation Department of Genes and Behavior, Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen, Germany

Gregor Eichele

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Gregor.Eichele@mpibpc.mpg.de

Affiliation Department of Genes and Behavior, Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

AV, JC, XZ, CS, GAB, and GE conceived and designed the experiments and analyzed the data. JC, JO, MW, VJ, and XZ performed the experiments. AV, XZ, GAB, and GE wrote the paper.