About the Authors

Ewan R Pearson, Anna M Steele, Karen Stals, Sian Ellard, Andrew T Hattersley
Peninsula Medical School, Exeter, United Kingdom

Ewan R Pearson
Division of Medicine and Therapeutics, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom

Sylvia F Boj, Jorge Ferrer
Department of Endocrinology, Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Sylvia F Boj, Jorge Ferrer
Genomic Programming of Beta Cells Laboratory, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer, Barcelona, Spain

Timothy Barrett
Institute of Child Health, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Julian P Shield
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, United Kingdom

Julian P Shield
University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

A.T.Hattersley@ex.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ERP, SFB, AMS, SE, JF, and ATH were involved with the study design and data analysis. The mouse studies were undertaken by SFB and JF. The human molecular genetic analysis was carried out by KS and SE. All authors were involved with interpretation of the data and preparation of the manuscript.