About the Authors

Vardhman K. Rakyan

Contributed equally to this work with: Vardhman K. Rakyan, Huriya Beyan, Thomas A. Down

v.rakyan@qmul.ac.uk (VKR); r.d.g.leslie@qmul.ac.uk (RDL)

Affiliation Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom

Huriya Beyan

Contributed equally to this work with: Vardhman K. Rakyan, Huriya Beyan, Thomas A. Down

Affiliation Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom

Thomas A. Down

Contributed equally to this work with: Vardhman K. Rakyan, Huriya Beyan, Thomas A. Down

Affiliation The Gurdon Institute and Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Mohammed I. Hawa

Affiliation Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom

Siarhei Maslau

Affiliation The Gurdon Institute and Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Deeqo Aden

Affiliation Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom

Antoine Daunay

Affiliation Laboratory for Functional Genomics, Fondation Jean-Dausset – CEPH, Paris, France

Florence Busato

Affiliation Laboratory for Epigenetics, Centre National de Génotypage, CEA – Institut de Génomique, Evry, France

Charles A. Mein

Affiliation The Genome Centre, Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, The Sir John Vane Science Centre, London, United Kingdom

Burkhard Manfras

Affiliation Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Department of Internal Medicine I, University Medical Center Ulm and Center of Excellence “Metabolic Disorders” Baden-Württemberg, Ulm, Germany

Kerith-Rae M. Dias

Affiliation The Genome Centre, Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, The Sir John Vane Science Centre, London, United Kingdom

Christopher G. Bell

Affiliation UCL Cancer Institute, University College London, London, United Kingdom

Jörg Tost

Affiliations Laboratory for Functional Genomics, Fondation Jean-Dausset – CEPH, Paris, France, Laboratory for Epigenetics, Centre National de Génotypage, CEA – Institut de Génomique, Evry, France

Bernhard O. Boehm

Affiliation Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Department of Internal Medicine I, University Medical Center Ulm and Center of Excellence “Metabolic Disorders” Baden-Württemberg, Ulm, Germany

Stephan Beck

Affiliation UCL Cancer Institute, University College London, London, United Kingdom

R. David Leslie

v.rakyan@qmul.ac.uk (VKR); r.d.g.leslie@qmul.ac.uk (RDL)

Affiliation Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VKR SB RDL. Performed the experiments: VKR HB MIH DA AD FB CAM BM K-RMD JT. Analyzed the data: VKR HB TAD SM AD FB BM CGB JT SB RDL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VKR TAD CGB JT BOB SB RDL. Wrote the paper: VKR TAD.