About the Authors

Rosalba Giugno

Contributed equally to this work with: Rosalba Giugno, Vincenzo Bonnici

giugno@dmi.unict.it

Affiliation Department Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy

Vincenzo Bonnici

Contributed equally to this work with: Rosalba Giugno, Vincenzo Bonnici

Affiliation Department Computer Science, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

Nicola Bombieri

Affiliation Department Computer Science, University of Verona, Verona, Italy

Alfredo Pulvirenti

Affiliation Department Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy

Alfredo Ferro

Affiliation Department Clinical and Molecular Biomedicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy

Dennis Shasha

Affiliation Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RG VB NB. Performed the experiments: VB. Analyzed the data: RG VB NB AP AF DS. Wrote the paper: RG VB NB AP AF DS.