About the Authors

Bingshan Li
Center for Human Genetics Research, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Wei Chen
Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Xiaowei Zhan, Fabio Busonero, Hyun M. Kang, Gonçalo R. Abecasis
Center for Statistical Genetics, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

Fabio Busonero, Serena Sanna, Carlo Sidore, Francesco Cucca
Istituto di Ricerca Genetica e Biomedica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Monserrato, Italy

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BL GRA. Performed the experiments: BL WC XZ. Analyzed the data: BL WC XZ CS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FB SS CS FC HMK. Wrote the paper: BL GRA.