About the Authors

Xiaobo Yang

Contributed equally to this work with: Xiaobo Yang, Jielin Sun, Yong Gao, Aihua Tan, Haiying Zhang, Yanling Hu, Junjie Feng, Xue Qin

Affiliations Department of Occupational Health and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China, Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

Jielin Sun

Contributed equally to this work with: Xiaobo Yang, Jielin Sun, Yong Gao, Aihua Tan, Haiying Zhang, Yanling Hu, Junjie Feng, Xue Qin

Affiliation Center for Cancer Genomics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Yong Gao

Contributed equally to this work with: Xiaobo Yang, Jielin Sun, Yong Gao, Aihua Tan, Haiying Zhang, Yanling Hu, Junjie Feng, Xue Qin

Affiliations Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China, Fudan-VARI Center for Genetic Epidemiology, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Aihua Tan

Contributed equally to this work with: Xiaobo Yang, Jielin Sun, Yong Gao, Aihua Tan, Haiying Zhang, Yanling Hu, Junjie Feng, Xue Qin

Affiliation Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

Haiying Zhang

Contributed equally to this work with: Xiaobo Yang, Jielin Sun, Yong Gao, Aihua Tan, Haiying Zhang, Yanling Hu, Junjie Feng, Xue Qin

Affiliations Department of Occupational Health and Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China, Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

Yanling Hu

Contributed equally to this work with: Xiaobo Yang, Jielin Sun, Yong Gao, Aihua Tan, Haiying Zhang, Yanling Hu, Junjie Feng, Xue Qin

Affiliations Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China, Medical Scientific Research Center, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

Junjie Feng

Contributed equally to this work with: Xiaobo Yang, Jielin Sun, Yong Gao, Aihua Tan, Haiying Zhang, Yanling Hu, Junjie Feng, Xue Qin

Affiliation Center for Cancer Genomics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Xue Qin

Contributed equally to this work with: Xiaobo Yang, Jielin Sun, Yong Gao, Aihua Tan, Haiying Zhang, Yanling Hu, Junjie Feng, Xue Qin

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

Sha Tao

Affiliation Center for Cancer Genomics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Zhuo Chen

Affiliation Center for Cancer Genomics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Seong-Tae Kim

Affiliation Center for Cancer Genomics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Tao Peng

Affiliations Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China, Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

Ming Liao

Affiliation Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

Xiaoling Lin

Affiliation Fudan-VARI Center for Genetic Epidemiology, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Zengfeng Zhang

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

Minzhong Tang

Affiliation College of Life Science and Bioengineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China

Li Li

Affiliation Medical Scientific Research Center, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

Linjian Mo

Affiliation Institute of Urology and Nephrology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

Zhengjia Liang

Affiliation Medical Examination Center, Fangchenggang First People's Hospital, Fangchenggang, Guangxi, China

Deyi Shi

Affiliation Medical Examination Center, Fangchenggang First People's Hospital, Fangchenggang, Guangxi, China

Zhang Huang

Affiliation Medical Examination Center, Fangchenggang First People's Hospital, Fangchenggang, Guangxi, China

Xianghua Huang

Affiliation Medical Examination Center, Guigang People's Hospital, Guigang, Guangxi, China

Ming Liu

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

Qian Liu

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

Shijun Zhang

Affiliation Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

Jeffrey M. Trent

Affiliation Center for Genetic Epidemiology, Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America

S. Lilly Zheng

Affiliation Center for Cancer Genomics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Jianfeng Xu

Affiliations Center for Cancer Genomics, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America, Fudan-VARI Center for Genetic Epidemiology, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, Center for Genetic Epidemiology, Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States of America, Fudan University Institute of Urology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Zengnan Mo

zengnanmo@hotmail.com

Affiliations Center for Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China, Institute of Urology and Nephrology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, Guangxi, China

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.