About the Authors

Peristera Paschou

Contributed equally to this work with: Peristera Paschou, Petros Drineas

ppaschou@mbg.duth.gr

Affiliation Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupoli, Greece

Petros Drineas

Contributed equally to this work with: Peristera Paschou, Petros Drineas

Affiliation Department of Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, United States of America

Jamey Lewis

Affiliation Department of Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, United States of America

Caroline M. Nievergelt

Affiliations Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, Scripps Genomic Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America, Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Deborah A. Nickerson

Affiliation Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Joshua D. Smith

Affiliation Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Paul M. Ridker

Affiliation Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Divisions of Cardiovascular Diseases and Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Daniel I. Chasman

Affiliation Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Ronald M. Krauss

Affiliation Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, California, United States of America

Elad Ziv

Affiliations Division of General Internal Medicine, Institute for Human Genetics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PP PD EZ. Performed the experiments: PP PD JL. Analyzed the data: PP PD JL CN EZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PP PD DN JS PR DC RK EZ. Wrote the paper: PP PD EZ.