About the Authors

Marcello Ziosi, Daniela Grifoni, Francesca Froldi, Annalisa Pession
Dipartimento di Patologia Sperimentale, Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna, Italy

Luis Alberto Baena-López
National Institute for Medical Research, London, United Kingdom

Daniela Grifoni, Vincenzo Trotta, Sandro Cavicchi
Dipartimento di Biologia Evoluzionistica Sperimentale, Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna, Italy

Andrea Pession
Dipartimento di Ginecologia, Ostetricia e Pediatria, Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna, Italy

Flavio Garoia
NGB Genetics s.r.l, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

Paola Bellosta
Department of Biology, City College of the City University of New York, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

daniela.grifoni@unibo.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: Marcello Ziosi, Luis Alberto Baena-López, Daniela Grifoni, Flavio Garoia. Performed the experiments: Marcello Ziosi, Luis Alberto Baena-López, Daniela Grifoni, Francesca Froldi. Analyzed the data: Marcello Ziosi, Luis Alberto Baena-López, Daniela Grifoni, Francesca Froldi, Vincenzo Trotta, Sandro Cavicchi, Annalisa Pession. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: Andrea Pession, Paola Bellosta. Wrote the paper: Marcello Ziosi, Luis Alberto Baena-López, Daniela Grifoni, Andrea Pession.