About the Authors

Mark J Caulfield, Patricia B Munroe, Fadi J Charchar, Abiodun Onipinla, Philip Howard, Sue Shaw-Hawkins, Richard J Dobson, Chris Wallace, Stephen J Newhouse
Clinical Pharmacology and The Genome Centre, William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, United Kingdom

Deb O'Neill, Kate Witkowska, Chris Cheeseman
Department of Physiology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Manuel Doblado, Sarah Evans, Kelle H Moley
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Susana Eyheramendy
Department of Statistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Morris Brown
Clinical Pharmacology Unit, University of Cambridge, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom

John M Connell, Anna Dominiczak
Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Martin Farrall
Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Oxford, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford, United Kingdom

G. Mark Lathrop
Centre National de Génotypage, Evry, France

Nilesh J Samani
Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, United Kingdom

Nilesh J Samani, Meena Kumari, Michael Marmot, Eric Brunner
Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London, United Kingdom

John Chambers, Paul Elliott, Jaspal Kooner
National Heart Lung Institute and Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Maris Laan, Elin Org, Gudrun Veldre
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Gudrun Veldre
Department of Cardiology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Margus Viigimaa
Centre of Cardiology, North Estonia Medical Centre, Tallinn, Estonia

Francesco P Cappuccio, Chen Ji
Cardiovascular Medicine and Epidemiology, Clinical Sciences Research Institute, University of Warwick Medical School, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry, United Kingdom

Roberto Iacone, Pasquale Strazzullo
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University of Naples Medical School, Naples, Italy

Corresponding Author

m.j.caulfield@qmul.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

M.J. Caulfield, P.B. Munroe, F.J. Charchar, K.H. Moley, and C. Cheeseman contributed to study design, execution, planning, analysis, and writing of the manuscript. D. O'Neill, K. Witkowska, M. Doblado, S. Evans, P. Howard, S. Newhouse, A. Onipinla, S. Shaw-Hawkins, R. Dobson, C. Wallace, M. Brown, J. Connell, A. Dominiczak, G.M. Lathrop, N.J. Samani, M. Marmot, E. Brunner, J. Chambers, P. Elliott, J. Kooner, M. Laan, E. Org, G. Veldre, and M. Viigimaa contributed to design and execution of the study. S. Eyheramendy, M. Farrall, M. Kumari, F. Cappuccio, C. Ji, R. Iacone, and P. Strazzullo contributed to design, execution, and analysis.