About the Authors

Rotem Kadir

Affiliation The Morris Kahn Laboratory of Human Genetics, National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel

Tamar Harel

Affiliation The Morris Kahn Laboratory of Human Genetics, National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel

Barak Markus

Affiliation The Morris Kahn Laboratory of Human Genetics, National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel

Yonatan Perez

Affiliation The Morris Kahn Laboratory of Human Genetics, National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel

Anna Bakhrat

Affiliation Department of Life Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel

Idan Cohen

Affiliation The Morris Kahn Laboratory of Human Genetics, National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel

Michael Volodarsky

Affiliation The Morris Kahn Laboratory of Human Genetics, National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel

Miora Feintsein-Linial

Affiliation The Morris Kahn Laboratory of Human Genetics, National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel

Elana Chervinski

Affiliation Genetics Institute, HaEmek Medical Center, Afula, Israel

Joel Zlotogora

Affiliation Department of Community Genetics, Public Health Services, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel

Sara Sivan

Affiliation The Morris Kahn Laboratory of Human Genetics, National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel

Ramon Y. Birnbaum

Affiliation Department of Life Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel

Uri Abdu

Affiliation Department of Life Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel

Stavit Shalev

Affiliation Genetics Institute, HaEmek Medical Center, Afula, Israel

Ohad S. Birk

obirk@bgu.ac.il

Affiliations The Morris Kahn Laboratory of Human Genetics, National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel, Genetics Institute, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RK TH UA OSB. Performed the experiments: RK TH BM AB UA. Analyzed the data: RK TH BM YP AB IC MV MFL SSi UA OSB RYB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BM AB UA RYB. Wrote the paper: RK UA OSB. Recruited the patients and performed clinical analysis: EC SSh JZ.