About the Authors

Shay Covo

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America

James W. Westmoreland

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America

Dmitry A. Gordenin

Contributed equally to this work with: Dmitry A. Gordenin, Michael A. Resnick

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America

Michael A. Resnick

Contributed equally to this work with: Dmitry A. Gordenin, Michael A. Resnick

resnick@niehs.nih.gov

Affiliation Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SC JWW DAG MAR. Performed the experiments: SC JWW. Analyzed the data: SC JWW DAG MAR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SC JWW. Wrote the paper: SC DAG MAR.