About the Authors

Dana B. Hancock

Affiliation Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America

Isabelle Romieu

Affiliation Instituto Nacional de salud Publica, Cuernavaca, Mexico

Min Shi

Affiliation Biostatistics Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America

Juan-Jose Sienra-Monge

Affiliation Hospital Infantil de Mexico Federico Gomez, Mexico City, Mexico

Hao Wu

Affiliation Laboratory of Respiratory Biology, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America

Grace Y. Chiu

Affiliation Westat, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America

Huiling Li

Affiliation Laboratory of Respiratory Biology, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America

Blanca Estela del Rio-Navarro

Affiliation Hospital Infantil de Mexico Federico Gomez, Mexico City, Mexico

Saffron A. G. Willis-Owens

Affiliation Molecular Genetics, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Scott T. Weiss

Affiliation Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Benjamin A. Raby

Affiliation Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Hong Gao

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

Celeste Eng

Affiliation Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Rocio Chapela

Affiliation Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Mexico City, Mexico

Esteban G. Burchard

Affiliation Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Hua Tang

Affiliation Department of Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

Patrick F. Sullivan

Affiliation Department of Genetics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Stephanie J. London

london2@niehs.nih.gov

Affiliations Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America, Laboratory of Respiratory Biology, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DBH IR MS JJSM HW GYC HL BEdRN SAGWO STW BAR HG CE RC EGB HT PFS SJL. Performed the experiments: DBH IR MS JJSM HW GYC HL BEdRN SAGWO STW BAR HG CE RC EGB HT PFS SJL. Analyzed the data: DBH IR MS JJSM HW GYC HL BEdRN SAGWO STW BAR HG CE RC EGB HT PFS SJL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DBH IR MS JJSM HW GYC HL BEdRN SAGWO STW BAR HG CE RC EGB HT PFS SJL. Wrote the paper: DBH IR MS JJSM HW GYC HL BEdRN SAGWO STW BAR HG CE RC EGB HT PFS SJL.