About the Authors

Seth A. Ament

Contributed equally to this work with: Seth A. Ament, Ying Wang

Address Current address: Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Affiliation Neuroscience Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Ying Wang

Contributed equally to this work with: Seth A. Ament, Ying Wang

Affiliation Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Chieh-Chun Chen

Affiliation Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Charles A. Blatti

Affiliation Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Feng Hong

Affiliation Department of Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Zhengzheng S. Liang

Affiliation Neuroscience Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Nicolas Negre

Affiliation Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, Department of Human Genetics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Kevin P. White

Affiliation Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, Department of Human Genetics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Sandra L. Rodriguez-Zas

Affiliation Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Craig A. Mizzen

Affiliations Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Saurabh Sinha

Affiliations Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Sheng Zhong

Affiliations Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Gene E. Robinson

generobi@illinois.edu

Affiliations Neuroscience Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SAA YW GER. Performed the experiments: SAA YW ZSL. Analyzed the data: SAA YW C-CC CAB FH SLR-Z CAM SS SZ GER. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NN KPW SS SZ. Wrote the paper: SAA GER.