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Competing Interests

There are no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Vit Novacek conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper, code base of SKIMMR.

Gully APC Burns conceived and designed the experiments, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.


The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Note that for the research reported in this article, we have received an exemption notice from an IRB review by the USC UPIRB, under approval number UP-12-00414.

Grant Disclosures

The following grant information was disclosed by the authors:

Science Foundation Ireland: SFI/08/CE/I1380, SFI/08/CE/I1380 -- STTF 11 (2), SFI/12/RC/2289

National Institutes of Health: RO1-GM083871, RO1-MH079068-01A2


This publication has emanated from research supported in part by research grants from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) under Grant Numbers SFI/08/CE/I1380, SFI/08/CE/I1380 -- STTF 11 (2), and SFI/12/RC/2289. Work was also supported under NIH grants RO1-GM083871 and RO1-MH079068-01A2. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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