About the Authors

Fabio Vandin

Affiliations Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Southern Denmark, Funen, Denmark, Department of Computer Science, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America, Center for Computational Molecular Biology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

Alexandra Papoutsaki

Affiliations Department of Computer Science, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America, Center for Computational Molecular Biology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

Benjamin J. Raphael

braphael@cs.brown.edu (BJR); eli@cs.brown.edu (EU)

Affiliations Department of Computer Science, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America, Center for Computational Molecular Biology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

Eli Upfal

braphael@cs.brown.edu (BJR); eli@cs.brown.edu (EU)

Affiliation Department of Computer Science, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

Competing Interests

I have read the journal’s policy and have the following conflicts: EU is a member of the scientific board and a consultant at Nabsys Inc.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FV BJR EU. Performed the experiments: FV AP. Analyzed the data: FV AP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FV BJR EU. Wrote the paper: FV BJR EU.