About the Authors

Henning Frenzel, Stefan G. Lechner, Gary R. Lewin
Department of Neuroscience, Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch, Germany

Jörg Bohlender, Katrin Pinsker, Bärbel Wohlleben, Daniela Schiska, Manfred Gross
Department of Audiology and Phoniatrics, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany

Jens Tank, Jens Jordan
Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

Teresa Jaijo, José M. Millán
Genetics Unit, Hospital Universitario La Fe, and CIBERER, Valencia, Spain

Franz Rüschendorf, Kathrin Saar
Experimental Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease, Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin-Buch, Germany

Corresponding Author

glewin@mdc-berlin.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: GRL HF JJ JM MG. Performed the experiments: HF JB KP BW SGL JT KS DS TJ. Analyzed the data: HF GRL JT SGL KS FR. Wrote the paper: HF GRL.