About the Authors

Sheli L. Ostrow

Affiliation Rachel & Menachem Mendelovitch Evolutionary Processes of Mutation & Natural Selection Research Laboratory, Department of Genetics, the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Ruth Barshir

Affiliation Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

James DeGregori

Affiliation Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Program in Molecular Biology, Integrated Department of Immunology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

Esti Yeger-Lotem

Affiliation Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Ruth Hershberg

ruthersh@tx.technion.ac.il

Affiliation Rachel & Menachem Mendelovitch Evolutionary Processes of Mutation & Natural Selection Research Laboratory, Department of Genetics, the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SLO RH. Performed the experiments: SLO RH. Analyzed the data: SLO RH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RB EYL. Wrote the paper: SLO JD EYL RH.