About the Authors

Jianjun Liu

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: liuj3@gis.a-star.edu.sg

Affiliation Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Siew Lan Lim

Affiliation Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Yijun Ruan

Affiliation Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Ai Ee Ling

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Lisa F. P Ng

Affiliation Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Christian Drosten

Affiliation Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, National Reference Center for Tropical Infectious Diseases, Hamburg, Germany

Edison T Liu

Affiliation Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Lawrence W Stanton

Affiliation Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Martin L Hibberd

Affiliation Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. ETL is a member of the Editorial Board of PLOS Medicine.

Author Contributions

JL, ETL, LWS, and MLH designed the study. JL, SLL, and CD analyzed the data. LFPN performed the experiments. YR coordinated sample acquiring and provided the genome sequence variation data for designing MS assays. AEL provided SARS-CoV samples from patients. JL, SLL, YR, AEL, LFPN, CD, ETL, LWS, and MLH contributed to writing the paper.