About the Authors

Rui Li, J. Brent Richards
Departments of Medicine, Human Genetics, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Felix F. Brockschmidt, Stefanie Heilmann, Markus M. Nöthen
Institute of Human Genetics, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Felix F. Brockschmidt, Stefanie Heilmann, Markus M. Nöthen
Department of Genomics, Life and Brain Center, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Amy K. Kiefer, Joyce Y. Tung, Nicholas Eriksson, David A. Hinds
23andMe, Mountain View, California, United States of America

Hreinn Stefansson, Patrick Sulem, Kari Stefansson
deCODE genetics, Reykjavík, Iceland

Dale R. Nyholt, Sarah E. Medland, Grant W. Montgomery, Nicholas G. Martin
Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

Kijoung Song, Dawn Waterworth, Vincent Mooser
Genetics Division, GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Sita H. Vermeulen, Lambertus A. Kiemeney
Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and HTA, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Sita H. Vermeulen
Department of Genetics, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Stavroula Kanoni, Panos Deloukas
Genetics of Complex Traits in Humans, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

Daniel Glass, Veronique Bataille, Massimo Mangino, Tim D. Spector, J. Brent Richards
Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

Maria Dimitriou, George Dedoussis
Department of Dietetics-Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece

Frank Geller
Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark

Axel M. Hillmer
Genome Technology and Biology, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Sibylle Eigelshoven, Sandra Hanneken
Department of Dermatology, University of Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

Susanne Moebus
Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry, and Epidemiology, University Clinic Essen, University Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

Christine Herold, Tim Becker, Markus M. Nöthen
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany

Martin den Heijer
Department of Endocrinology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Andrew C. Heath
Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Tim Becker
Institute for Medical Biometry, Informatics, and Epidemiology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Peter Vollenweider
Department of Internal Medicine, CHUV University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland

Lambertus A. Kiemeney
Department of Urology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Lambertus A. Kiemeney
Comprehensive Cancer Centre of the Netherlands (IKNL), Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

brent.richards@mcgill.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FF Brockschmidt, AK Kiefer, H Stefansson, DR Nyholt, D Waterworth, JY Tung, F Geller, AM Hillmer, V Bataille, GW Montgomery, N Eriksson, AC Heath, P Sulem, TD Spector, NG Martin, LA Kiemeney, V Moorser, K Stefansson, DA Hinds, MM Nöthen, JB Richards. Performed the experiments: FF Brockschmidt, H Stefansson, D Glass, S Heilmann, AM Hillmer, V Bataille, AC Heath, P Sulem, LA Kiemeney, V Mooser. Analyzed the data: R Li, FF Brockschmidt, H Stefansson, DR Nyholt, K Song, SH Vermeulen, S Kanoni, D Glass, SE Medland, D Waterworth, F Geller, S Heilmann, AM Hillmer, C Herold, M den Heijer, T Becker, P Sulem, M Mangino, P Vollenweider, LA Kiemeney, DA Hinds, JB Rrichards. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FF Brockschmidt, DR Nyholt, SE Medland, S Heilmann, AM Hillmer, S Eigelshoven, S Hanneken, S Moebus, GW Montgomery, P Deloukas, N Eriksson, AC Heath, TD Spector, G Dedoussis, NG Martin, K Stefansson, MM Nöthen. Wrote the paper: R Li, FF Brockschmidt, DR Nyholt, S Heilmann, AM Hillmer, K Stefansson, DA Hinds, MM Nöthen, JB Richards. Survey development: AK Kiefer, JY Tung. Phenotype collection/data entry: M Dimitriou. Recruitment and phenotyping of cases: S Eigelshoven, S Hanneken. Study coordinator: S Moebus.