About the Authors

Jean A Trejaut

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jtrejaut@ms1.mmh.org.tw (JT), Email: marilin@ms2.mmh.org.tw (ML)

¤ Current address: Transfusion Medicine Laboratory, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Affiliation Transfusion Medicine Laboratory, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Toomas Kivisild

Affiliation Estonian Biocentre, Tartu, Estonia

Jun Hun Loo

Affiliation Transfusion Medicine Laboratory, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Chien Liang Lee

Affiliation Transfusion Medicine Laboratory, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Chun Lin He

Affiliation Transfusion Medicine Laboratory, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Chia Jung Hsu

Affiliation Transfusion Medicine Laboratory, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Zheng Yuan Li

Affiliation Transfusion Medicine Laboratory, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Marie Lin

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jtrejaut@ms1.mmh.org.tw (JT), Email: marilin@ms2.mmh.org.tw (ML)

Affiliation Transfusion Medicine Laboratory, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

JAT and ML conceived and designed the study. ML contributed DNA samples. JHL, CJH, CLL, CLH, and ZYL performed the sequence analysis. JAT and TK performed population genetic analyses. JAT, TK, and ML wrote the paper.