About the Authors

Duane Delimont

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Brianna M. Dufek

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Daniel T. Meehan

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Marisa Zallocchi

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Michael Anne Gratton

Affiliation Department of Otolaryngology, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Grady Phillips

Affiliation Department of Otolaryngology, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Dominic Cosgrove

Dominic.cosgrove@boystown.org

Affiliations Department of Genetics, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DC DD DTM. Performed the experiments: DD BMD DTM MZ MAG GP. Analyzed the data: DC DD BMD DTM. Wrote the paper: DC MZ DD.