About the Authors
Medical Research Council Clinical Sciences Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
Institute of Physiology, Czech Academy of Sciences and Centre for Applied Genomics, Prague, Czech Republic
Charles University in Prague, Institute of Biology and Medical Genetics of the First Faculty of Medicine and General Teaching Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic
Section of Molecular Genetics and Rheumatology, Division and Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Designed the study: EP LB. Developed the code for the SBR and SBMR analyses: LB. Performed all statistical analyses: EP LB SRL. Performed all PCR based experiments: CMR RS SAC. Contributed reagents and materials for the study: MH MP NH TJA SAC. Wrote the paper: EP LB SR.