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Correction to: Relatively frequent switching of transcription start sites during cerebellar development

  • Peter Zhang1,
  • Emmanuel Dimont2, 3,
  • Thomas Ha1,
  • Douglas J. Swanson1,
  • Masayoshi Itoh4, 5, 6,
  • Hideya Kawaji4, 5, 6,
  • Timo Lassmann4, 5, 7,
  • Carsten O. Daub4, 5,
  • Erik Arner4, 5,
  • the FANTOM Consortium4, 5,
  • Piero Carninci4, 5,
  • Yoshihide Hayashizaki4, 6,
  • Alistair R. R. Forrest4, 5,
  • Winston Hide2, 3, 8 and
  • Dan Goldowitz1Email author
Contributed equally
BMC Genomics201819:39

Received: 10 November 2017

Accepted: 10 November 2017

Published: 11 January 2018

The original article was published in BMC Genomics 2017 18:461


The authors of the original article [1] would like to recognize the critical contribution of core members of the FANTOM5 Consortium, who played the critical role of HeliScopeCAGE sequencing experiments, quality control of tag reads and processing of the raw sequencing data.

The revised author list includes authors Masayoshi Itoh, Hideya Kawaji, Timo Lassmann, Carsten O. Daub, Erik Arner, Piero Carninci, Yoshihide Hayashizaki and Alistair R. R. Forrest, as well as their affiliations.

The following updates to Author contributions’, Acknowledgements and Funding have also been included below:

New Author Contributions statement

PZ, TH, DS and DG generated samples for the time series. MI and PC generated the CAGE libraries. YH, COD, ARRF and PC managed and organized the FANTOM5 project. ED, TL, HK, EA and PZ performed data analysis. PZ performed biological validation experiments. PZ, DG, ED and WH wrote the manuscript. The authors read and approved the final manuscript.


We thank J. Yeung, J. Cairns, S. Tremblay, A. Poon, J. Wilking for support and suggestions on experimental design and manuscript preparation. We thank F. Lucero Villegas for animal management. We thank M. Larouche, D. Rains and J. Boyle for technical support. We thank Dora Pak and Anita Sham for management support and Miroslav Hatas for systems support. We would like to thank all members of the FANTOM5 consortium for contributing to generation of samples and analysis of the data-set and thank GeNAS for data production. We thank GenomeBC, National Institutes of Health, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, NeuroDevNet, MEXT Japan and University of British Columbia for funding support.


The efforts of PZ, TH, DS and DG were supported by GenomeBC and National Institutes of Health, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. FANTOM5 was made possible by a Research Grant for RIKEN Omics Science Center from MEXT to YH and a grant of the Innovative Cell Biology by Innovative Technology (Cell Innovation Program) from the MEXT, Japan to YH. It was also supported by Research Grants for RIKEN Preventive Medicine and Diagnosis Innovation Program to YH and RIKEN Centre for Life Science Technologies, Division of Genomic Technologies (from the MEXT, Japan).



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Authors’ Affiliations

Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, Child and Family Research Institute, Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Cambridge, USA
Division of Genomic Technologies, RIKEN Omics Science Center, Yokohama, Japan
RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies, Yokohama, Japan
RIKEN Preventive Medicine and Diagnosis Innovation Program, Wako, Japan
Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia, Subiaco, Australia
Department of Neuroscience, Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK


  1. Zhang P, Dimont E, Ha T, Swanson DJ, Itoh M, Kawaji H, Lassman T, Daub CO, Arner E, the FANTOM Consortium, Carninci P, Hayashizaki Y, Forrest ARR, Hide W, Goldowitz D. Relatively frequent switching of transcription start sites during cerebellar development. BMC Genomics. 2017;18:461. ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar


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