About the Authors

David Reich, Arti Tandon
Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

David Reich, Arti Tandon, Nick Patterson, Alicja Waliszewska, Julie Neubauer
Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Michael A. Nalls
Laboratory of Neurogenetics, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Michael A. Nalls, Tamara B. Harris
Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

W. H. Linda Kao, Ching-Yu Cheng, Josef Coresh, Man Li
Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Ermeg L. Akylbekova, Lynette Ekunwe
Jackson Heart Study Analysis Group, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

James Mullikin
Comparative Genomics Unit, Genome Technology Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America

Wen-Chi Hsueh
Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute for Human Genetics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Ching-Yu Cheng
Inherited Disease Research Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Eric Boerwinkle
Human Genetics Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Alicja Waliszewska
Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, Center for Neurologic Disease, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Rongling Li
Department of Preventive Medicine, Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Tennille S. Leak, Joseph M. Zmuda
Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Joe C. Files, Cheryl L. Hardy
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

Herman A. Taylor
Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

Herman A. Taylor
Tougaloo College, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

Herman A. Taylor, James G. Wilson
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

Elad Ziv
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Elad Ziv
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute for Human Genetics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Elad Ziv
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

James G. Wilson
V.A. Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DR EZ TBH JGW. Performed the experiments: DR MAN ELA AT AW JN JGW. Analyzed the data: DR MAN WHLK ELA AT NP JM ML JGW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DR MAN WHLK ELA AT NP JM WCH CYC JC EB RL TSL LE JCF CLH JMZ HAT EZ TBH JGW. Wrote the paper: DR JGW.