About the Authors

Ewan Birney

Affiliation European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

George Davey Smith

Affiliation University of Bristol, School of Social and Community Medicine, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, United Kingdom

John M. Greally


Affiliation Department of Genetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

I have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts: EB is a paid consultant and option holder in Oxford Nanopore Technologies, a company making DNA sequencing devices.