About the Authors

Wilmar Igl, Åsa Johansson, Ulf Gyllensten
Department of Genetics and Pathology, Rudbeck Laboratory, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden

James F. Wilson, Sarah H. Wild, Igor Rudan, Alan Wright, Harry Campbell
Centre for Population Health Sciences and Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Ozren Polašek
Andrija Štampar School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Caroline Hayward, Veronique Vitart, Nicholas Hastie
MRC Human Genetics Unit, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Pavao Rudan
Institute for Anthropological Research, Zagreb, Croatia

Carsten Gnewuch, Gerd Schmitz
Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Regensburg University Medical Center, Regensburg, Germany

Thomas Meitinger
Helmholtz Zentrum München, GmbH, Neuherberg, Munich, Germany

Peter P. Pramstaller, Andrew A. Hicks
Institute of Genetic Medicine, European Academy Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC), Bolzano, Italy

Peter P. Pramstaller
Institute of Genetic Medicine, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany

Peter P. Pramstaller
Department of Neurology, General Central Hospital, Bolzano, Italy

Peter P. Pramstaller
Department of Neurology, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany

Ben A. Oostra
Department of Clinical Genetics, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Cornelia M. van Duijn
Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Igor Rudan
Croatian Centre for Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Split, Split, Croatia

Corresponding Author

wilmar.igl@genpat.uu.se

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JFW NH PR TM PPP AAH BAO CMvD IR AW HC UG. Performed the experiments: ÅJ SHW OP CH VV CG. Analyzed the data: WI. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GS. Wrote the paper: WI UG.