About the Authors

Ching-Yu Cheng, Selvin Elizabeth, Frederick L. Brancati, Josef Coresh, W. H. Linda Kao
Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Ching-Yu Cheng
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, and Department of Ophthalmology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Ching-Yu Cheng
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, Singapore

Ching-Yu Cheng
Singapore Eye Research Institute, Singapore, Singapore

David Reich, Arti Tandon
Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

David Reich, Arti Tandon, Nick Patterson, David Altshuler
Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T., Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Christopher A. Haiman, Brian E. Henderson
Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Selvin Elizabeth, Frederick L. Brancati, Josef Coresh
Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Ermeg L. Akylbekova
Jackson Heart Study Analysis Group, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

Frederick L. Brancati, W. H. Linda Kao
Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Eric Boerwinkle
Human Genetics Center, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

David Altshuler
Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

David Altshuler
Center for Human Genetic Research and Diabetes Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Herman A. Taylor
Jackson State University, Tougaloo College, and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

James G. Wilson
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

Corresponding Author

wkao@jhsph.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CYC DR CAH JW WHK. Performed the experiments: DR CAH EB JW. Analyzed the data: CYC AT NP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DR CAH SE ELA FLB JC EB DA HAT BEH JW WHK. Wrote the paper: CYC DR WHK.