About the Authors

Xiaobo Yang, Haiying Zhang
Department of Occupational Health and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

Xiaobo Yang, Yong Gao, Aihua Tan, Haiying Zhang, Yanling Hu, Ming Liao, Shijun Zhang, Zengnan Mo
Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

Jielin Sun, Junjie Feng, Sha Tao, Zhuo Chen, Seong-Tae Kim, S. Lilly Zheng, Jianfeng Xu
Center for Cancer Genomics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Yong Gao, Xiaoling Lin, Jianfeng Xu
Fudan-VARI Center for Genetic Epidemiology, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Yanling Hu, Li Li
Medical Scientific Research Center, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

Xue Qin
Department of Clinical Laboratory, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

Tao Peng
Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

Tao Peng
Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

Zengfeng Zhang
Department of Microbiology, School of Preclinical Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

Minzhong Tang
College of Life Science and Bioengineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China

Linjian Mo, Zengnan Mo
Institute of Urology and Nephrology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

Zhengjia Liang, Deyi Shi, Zhang Huang
Medical Examination Center, Fangchenggang First People's Hospital, Fangchenggang, Guangxi, China

Xianghua Huang
Medical Examination Center, Guigang People's Hospital, Guigang, Guangxi, China

Ming Liu
Medical Examination Center, Yulin First People's Hospital, Yulin, Guangxi, China

Qian Liu
Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

Jeffrey M. Trent, Jianfeng Xu
Center for Genetic Epidemiology, Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

Jianfeng Xu
Fudan University Institute of Urology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Corresponding Author

zengnanmo@hotmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: Zengnan Mo, Jianfeng Xu. Performed the experiments: Yanling Hu, Yong Gao, Aihua Tan, Linjian Mo, Xiaoling Lin, S. Lilly Zheng. Analyzed the data: Jielin Sun, Junjie Feng, Sha Tao, Seong-Tae Kim, Zhuo Chen, Ming Liao, Minzhong Tang. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: Xue Qin, Tao Peng, Li Li, S. Lilly Zheng, Zengnan Mo. Wrote the paper: Xiaobo Yang, Jielin Sun. Sample collection and preparation: Xiaobo Yang, Yong Gao, Aihua Tan, Haiying Zhang, Zhengjia Liang, Deyi Shi, Zhang Huang, Xianghua Huang, Ming Liu, Qian Liu, Shijun Zhang. Review and revision of the manuscript: Xiaobo Yang, Jielin Sun, Junjie Feng, Jianfeng Xu, Zengnan Mo. Intellectual input: Zengfeng Zhang, Jeffrey M Trent.