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Science  17 Nov 2017:
Vol. 358, Issue 6365, eaan8433
DOI: 10.1126/science.aan8433

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  • Received for publication May 27, 2017
  • Accepted for publication October 3, 2017

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  1. Nicholas G. Crawford1,
  2. Derek E. Kelly1,2,*,
  3. Matthew E. B. Hansen1,*,
  4. Marcia H. Beltrame1,*,
  5. Shaohua Fan1,*,
  6. Shanna L. Bowman3,4,*,
  7. Ethan Jewett5,6,*,
  8. Alessia Ranciaro1,
  9. Simon Thompson1,
  10. Yancy Lo1,
  11. Susanne P. Pfeifer7,
  12. Jeffrey D. Jensen7,
  13. Michael C. Campbell1,8,
  14. William Beggs1,
  15. Farhad Hormozdiari9,10,
  16. Sununguko Wata Mpoloka11,
  17. Gaonyadiwe George Mokone12,
  18. Thomas Nyambo13,
  19. Dawit Wolde Meskel14,
  20. Gurja Belay14,
  21. Jake Haut1,
  22. NISC Comparative Sequencing Program,
  23. Harriet Rothschild15,
  24. Leonard Zon15,16,
  25. Yi Zhou15,17,
  26. Michael A. Kovacs18,
  27. Mai Xu18,
  28. Tongwu Zhang18,
  29. Kevin Bishop19,
  30. Jason Sinclair19,
  31. Cecilia Rivas20,
  32. Eugene Elliot20,
  33. Jiyeon Choi18,
  34. Shengchao A. Li21,22,
  35. Belynda Hicks21,22,
  36. Shawn Burgess19,
  37. Christian Abnet21,
  38. Dawn E. Watkins-Chow20,
  39. Elena Oceana23,
  40. Yun S. Song5,6,24,25,26,
  41. Eleazar Eskin27,
  42. Kevin M. Brown18,
  43. Michael S. Marks3,4,,
  44. Stacie K. Loftus20,,
  45. William J. Pavan20,,
  46. Meredith Yeager21,22,,
  47. Stephen Chanock21,,
  48. Sarah A. Tishkoff1,25,§
  1. 1Department of Genetics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.
  2. 2Genomics and Computational Biology Graduate Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.
  3. 3Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.
  4. 4Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Department of Physiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.
  5. 5Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA.
  6. 6Department of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA.
  7. 7School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA.
  8. 8Department of Biology, Howard University, Washington, DC 20059, USA.
  9. 9Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
  10. 10Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA.
  11. 11Department of Biological Sciences, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana.
  12. 12Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Botswana School of Medicine, Gaborone, Botswana.
  13. 13Department of Biochemistry, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  14. 14Department of Biology, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  15. 15Stem Cell Program, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Pediatric Hematology Program, Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
  16. 16Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
  17. 17Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
  18. 18Laboratory of Translational Genomics, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
  19. 19Translational and Functional Genomics Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
  20. 20Genetic Disease Research Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA.
  21. 21Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD 20892, USA.
  22. 22Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., Frederick, MD 21701, USA.
  23. 23Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA.
  24. 24Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA.
  25. 25Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.
  26. 26Department of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.
  27. 27Department of Computer Science and Department of Human Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.
  1. §Corresponding author. Email: tishkoff{at}pennmedicine.upenn.edu
  1. * These authors contributed equally to this work.

  2. These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • National Institutes of Health Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC) Comparative Sequencing Program collaborators and affiliations are listed in the supplementary materials.

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