AbstractAfter publication of this work , it has come to our attention that there is an error in the author list of the initial version of this manuscript: rather than Earnest J Lam, the second author of the manuscript should be listed as Earnest T Lam. We publish this correction to update the author list with this information. The correct author list is as follows: Gunjan D Hariani, Ernest T Lam, Tammy Havener, Pui-Yan Kwok, Howard L McLeod, Michael J Wagner and Alison A Motsinger-Reif This error was introduced during the final production process and the editors of BMC Research Notes apologise for any inconvenience caused. References 1. Hariani et al.: Application of next generation sequencing to CEPH cell lines to discover variants associated with FDA approved chemotherapeutics. BMC Research Notes 2014 7:360.