About the Authors

Gülüm Kosova

gulum@uchicago.edu

Affiliations Committee on Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Joseph K. Pickrell

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Joanna L. Kelley

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Patrick F. McArdle

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Alan R. Shuldiner

Affiliations Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Geriatrics Research and Education Clinical Center, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Mark Abney

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Carole Ober

Affiliations Committee on Genetics, Genomics and Systems Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GK CO. Performed the experiments: GK PFM. Analyzed the data: GK PFM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MA. Wrote the paper: GK CO. Data interpretation: JKP JLK MA. Critical review of the manuscript: JKP JLK MA. Performed and analyzed the data in the Amish population: PFM. Provided the data for the replication studies in the Amish population: ARS. Data collection: CO. Project supervision: CO.