About the Authors

Stuart H Ralston
Rheumatic Diseases Unit, University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Stuart H Ralston, Fiona E. A McGuigan, David M Reid
Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen Medical School, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

André G Uitterlinden, Johannes P. T. M. van Leeuwen, Joyce B. J. van Meurs, Huibert A. P Pols, Fernando Rivadeneira
Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Maria Luisa Brandi, Alberto Falchetti, Francesca del Monte
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

Susana Balcells, Mariona Bustamante
Department of Genetics, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Bente L Langdahl, Lise Bjerre Husted
Department of Endocrinology, Aarhus Sygehus, Aarhus, Denmark

Paul Lips, Natasja M. van Schoor
Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Roman Lorenc, Elzbieta Karczmarewicz, Marcin Kruk
Department of Biochemistry and Experimental Medicine, The Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland

Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Wilfried Renner
Department of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Serena Scollen, Alison M Dunning, Jonathan Reeve
Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Alisoun H Carey, Jon Mangion, Rachael E Sherlock
Oxagen Limited, Abingdon, United Kingdom

Adolfo Diez-Perez, Leonardo Mellibovsky
Hospital del Mar-IMIM, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

John P. A Ioannidis
Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology Unit, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Ioannina School of Medicine and Biomedical Research Institute, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Ioannina, Greece

Corresponding Author

jioannid@cc.uoi.gr

Competing Interests

SHR, AGU, HAPP, and JPTMvL hold patents on the use of various genetic markers for the diagnosis of osteoporosis, including the COLIA1 Sp1 polymorphism.

Author Contributions

Author contributions and additional contributors are listed at the end of this paper.