About the Authors

James F. Meschia, Thomas G. Brott
Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

Andrew Singleton, Michael A. Nalls, Luigi Ferrucci, Dena G. Hernandez
National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Stephen S. Rich
Departments of Public Health Sciences and the Center for Public Health Genomics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Pankaj Sharma
Imperial College Cerebrovascular Research Unit (ICCRU), Imperial College London and Hammersmith Hospitals, London, United Kingdom

Mar Matarin
Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, University College of London Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom

Kerra Pearce
University College London Genomics and Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom

Robert D. Brown Jr.
Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

John Hardy
Department of Molecular Neuroscience Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, United Kingdom

Bradford B. Worrall
Departments of Neurology and Public Health Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

meschia.james@mayo.edu.

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JFM PS MAN SSR AS JH. Performed the experiments: JFM AS MAN KP DH MM. Analyzed the data: MAN SSR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JFM AS MAN SSR PS LF MM DGH KP TGB RDB JH BBW. Wrote the paper: JFM AS MAN PS SSR MM DGH KP TGB RDB JH BBW.