About the Authors

Leopold Parts

Contributed equally to this work with: Leopold Parts, Åsa K. Hedman, Sarah Keildson

Address Current address: Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, Toronto, Canada

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Åsa K. Hedman

Contributed equally to this work with: Leopold Parts, Åsa K. Hedman, Sarah Keildson

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Sarah Keildson

Contributed equally to this work with: Leopold Parts, Åsa K. Hedman, Sarah Keildson

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Andrew J. Knights

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Cei Abreu-Goodger

Affiliations European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, United Kingdom, National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity (Langebio), Cinvestav, Irapuato, Mexico

Martijn van de Bunt

Affiliations Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

José Afonso Guerra-Assunção

Affiliations European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, United Kingdom, PDBC, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal

Nenad Bartonicek

Affiliation European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Stijn van Dongen

Affiliation European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Reedik Mägi

Affiliations Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

James Nisbet

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Amy Barrett

Affiliation Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Mattias Rantalainen

Affiliations Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Alexandra C. Nica

Affiliation Department of Genetic Medicine and Development and Institute of Genetics and Genomics in Geneva, University of Geneva Medical School, Geneva, Switzerland

Michael A. Quail

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Kerrin S. Small

Affiliation Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

Daniel Glass

Affiliation Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

Anton J. Enright

Affiliation European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, United Kingdom

John Winn

Affiliation Microsoft Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom

MuTHER Consortium
Panos Deloukas

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Emmanouil T. Dermitzakis

Affiliation Department of Genetic Medicine and Development and Institute of Genetics and Genomics in Geneva, University of Geneva Medical School, Geneva, Switzerland

Mark I. McCarthy

Affiliations Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Timothy D. Spector

Affiliation Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

Richard Durbin

rd@sanger.ac.uk (RD); celi@well.ox.ac.uk (CML)

These authors also contributed equally to this work.

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Cecilia M. Lindgren

rd@sanger.ac.uk (RD); celi@well.ox.ac.uk (CML)

These authors also contributed equally to this work.

Affiliation Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LP ÅKH CML RD. Performed the experiments: AJK JN AB MAQ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JW AJE ACN KSS DG ETD PD MIM TDS. Wrote the paper: LP ÅKH SK RD CML. Analysed raw data: LP CA-G JAG-A NB. Analysed extent of variability and mRNA correlations: LP MvdB RM SvD CA-G. Analysed genotype and phenotype associations: SK ÅKH MR. Supervised study: RD CML.