About the Authors

Ching-Yu Cheng

cycheng@jhsph.edu (CYC); wkao@jhsph.edu (WHLK); reich@genetics.med.harvard.edu (DR)

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Ophthalmology, National Yang Ming University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

W. H. Linda Kao

cycheng@jhsph.edu (CYC); wkao@jhsph.edu (WHLK); reich@genetics.med.harvard.edu (DR)

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Nick Patterson

Affiliation Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Arti Tandon

Affiliations Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Christopher A. Haiman

Affiliation Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Tamara B. Harris

Affiliation Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Chao Xing

Affiliations Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America, McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America, Donald W. Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Esther M. John

Affiliations Northern California Cancer Center, Fremont, California, United States of America, Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America, Stanford Cancer Center, Stanford, California, United States of America

Christine B. Ambrosone

Affiliation Department of Cancer Prevention and Control, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Frederick L. Brancati

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Josef Coresh

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Michael F. Press

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Rulan S. Parekh

Affiliations Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Michael J. Klag

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Lucy A. Meoni

Affiliations Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Wen-Chi Hsueh

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Laura Fejerman

Affiliations Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Institute for Human Genetics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Ludmila Pawlikowska

Affiliations Institute for Human Genetics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Matthew L. Freedman

Affiliations Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana–Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Lina H. Jandorf

Affiliation Department of Oncological Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Elisa V. Bandera

Affiliation The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

Gregory L. Ciupak

Affiliation Department of Cancer Prevention and Control, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Michael A. Nalls

Affiliations Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America, Molecular Genetics Section, Laboratory of Neurogenetics, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Ermeg L. Akylbekova

Affiliation Jackson Heart Study Analysis Group, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

Eric S. Orwoll

Affiliation Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Tennille S. Leak

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Iva Miljkovic

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Rongling Li

Affiliation Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Giske Ursin

Affiliations Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Nutrition, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Leslie Bernstein

Affiliations Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Department of Cancer Etiology, Division of Population Science, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California, United States of America

Kristin Ardlie

Affiliations Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Genomics Collaborative, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Herman A. Taylor

Affiliations Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, Mississippi, United States of America, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

Eric Boerwinckle

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

Joseph M. Zmuda

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Brian E. Henderson

Affiliation Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

James G. Wilson

Affiliations University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America, G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

David Reich

cycheng@jhsph.edu (CYC); wkao@jhsph.edu (WHLK); reich@genetics.med.harvard.edu (DR)

Affiliations Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CYC WHLK CAH TBH CX EMJ CBA GU LB KA JMZ BEH JGW DR. Performed the experiments: WHLK AT CAH TBH CX LF EB JMZ BEH JGW DR. Analyzed the data: CYC WHLK NP AT DR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WHLK NP AT CAH TBH CX EMJ CBA FLB JC MFP RSP MJK LAM WCH LF LP MLF LHJ EVB GLC MAN ELA ESO TSL IM RL GU LB KA HAT EB JMZ BEH JGW DR. Wrote the paper: CYC WHLK NP DR.