About the Authors

Jianjun Liu, Siew Lan Lim, Yijun Ruan, Lisa F. P Ng, Edison T Liu, Lawrence W Stanton, Martin L Hibberd
Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Ai Ee Ling
Department of Pathology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

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

Corresponding Author

liuj3@gis.a-star.edu.sg

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.