About the Authors

Adam C. Drake

Contributed equally to this work with: Adam C. Drake, Maroun Khoury

Affiliation Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Maroun Khoury

Contributed equally to this work with: Adam C. Drake, Maroun Khoury

Affiliations Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Interdisciplinary Research Group in Infectious Diseases, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Singapore, Singapore

Ilya Leskov

Affiliation Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Bettina P. Iliopoulou

Affiliation Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Maria Fragoso

Affiliation Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Harvey Lodish

Affiliations Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Jianzhu Chen

jchen@mit.edu

Affiliations Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Interdisciplinary Research Group in Infectious Diseases, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Singapore, Singapore

Competing Interests

Harvey Lodish has applied for a patent on the culture method used. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ACD MK HL JC. Performed the experiments: ACD MK IL BPI MF. Analyzed the data: ACD MK IL HL JC. Wrote the paper: ACD IL HL JC.