About the Authors

Vivien A. Sheehan

vsheehan@bcm.edu

Affiliation Hematology Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Jacy R. Crosby

Affiliations The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston, Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Systems Biology, University of Texas, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Human Genetics Center, University of Texas, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Aniko Sabo

Affiliation Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Nicole A. Mortier

Affiliation Division of Hematology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Thad A. Howard

Affiliation Division of Hematology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Donna M. Muzny

Affiliation Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Shannon Dugan-Perez

Affiliation Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Banu Aygun

Affiliation Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, New Hyde Park, New York, United States of America

Kerri A. Nottage

Affiliation Department of Hematology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Eric Boerwinkle

Affiliations Human Genetics Center, University of Texas, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Richard A. Gibbs

Affiliation Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Russell E. Ware

Affiliation Division of Hematology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Jonathan M. Flanagan

Affiliation Hematology Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VAS JMF EB RAG REW. Performed the experiments: TAH AS DMM SDP. Analyzed the data: JRC EB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RAG EB. Wrote the paper: VAS JMF REW EB. Clinical trial data analysis and sample collection: BA KAN NAM REW.