About the Authors

LaDeana W Hillier

Affiliation Genome Sequencing Center, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Raymond D Miller

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Scott E Baird

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

Asif Chinwalla

Affiliation Genome Sequencing Center, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Lucinda A Fulton

Affiliation Genome Sequencing Center, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Daniel C Koboldt

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Robert H Waterston

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: watersto@u.washington.edu

Affiliation Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

LWH, RDM, and RHW conceived and designed the experiments. LWH, RDM, LAF, and RHW performed the experiments. LWH, RDM, AC, DCK, and RHW analyzed the data. LWH, RDM, SEB, and RHW contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. LWH and RHW wrote the paper.