About the Authors

Michael Inouye

inouye@wehi.edu.au

Current address: Immunology Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Affiliations Department of Human Genetics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom, Department of Human Genetics, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands

Kaisa Silander

Affiliation Institute of Molecular Medicine FIMM, University of Helsinki and Unit of Public Health Genomics, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

Eija Hamalainen

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Veikko Salomaa

Affiliation Unit of Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

Kennet Harald

Affiliation Unit of Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

Pekka Jousilahti

Affiliation Unit of Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

Satu Männistö

Affiliation Unit of Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

Johan G. Eriksson

Affiliations Unit of Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Unit of General Practice, Helsinki, Finland, Vasa Central Hospital, Vasa, Finland, Folkhälsan Research Centre, Helsinki, Finland

Janna Saarela

Affiliations Institute of Molecular Medicine FIMM, University of Helsinki and Unit of Public Health Genomics, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland, Institute of Molecular Medicine FIMM Technology Center, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Samuli Ripatti

Affiliation Institute of Molecular Medicine FIMM, University of Helsinki and Unit of Public Health Genomics, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

Markus Perola

Affiliation Institute of Molecular Medicine FIMM, University of Helsinki and Unit of Public Health Genomics, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

Gert-Jan B. van Ommen

Affiliation Department of Human Genetics, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands

Marja-Riitta Taskinen

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Helsinki University Hospital, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Aarno Palotie

Affiliations Department of Human Genetics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom, Institute of Molecular Medicine FIMM, University of Helsinki and Unit of Public Health Genomics, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Clinical Genetics, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland

Emmanouil T. Dermitzakis

Affiliations Department of Human Genetics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom, Department of Genetic Medicine and Development, University of Geneva Medical School, Geneva, Switzerland

Leena Peltonen

† Deceased.

Affiliations Department of Human Genetics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom, Institute of Molecular Medicine FIMM, University of Helsinki and Unit of Public Health Genomics, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MI KS MP GJBvO MRT AP ETD LP. Performed the experiments: KS EH VS KH PJ SM JS. Analyzed the data: MI SR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MI VS KH JGE ETD. Wrote the paper: MI ETD LP.