About the Authors

Christy L. Avery

christy_avery@unc.edu

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

Praveen Sethupathy

Affiliations Department of Genetics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America, Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Steven Buyske

Affiliations Department of Statistics and Biostatistics, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States of America, Department of Genetics, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States of America

Qianchuan He

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

Dan-Yu Lin

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

Dan E. Arking

Affiliation McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine and Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Cara L. Carty

Affiliation Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

David Duggan

Affiliation Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

Megan D. Fesinmeyer

Affiliation Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Lucia A. Hindorff

Affiliation Office of Population Genomics, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Janina M. Jeff

Affiliation Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Liviu Klein

Affiliation Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Kristen K. Patton

Affiliation Division of Cardiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Ulrike Peters

Affiliation Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Ralph V. Shohet

Affiliation Center for Cardiovascular Research, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Nona Sotoodehnia

Affiliation Division of Cardiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Alicia M. Young

Affiliation Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Charles Kooperberg

Affiliation Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Christopher A. Haiman

Affiliation Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine and Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Pasadena, California, United States of America

Karen L. Mohlke

Affiliations Department of Genetics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America, Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Eric A. Whitsel

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Kari E. North

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America, Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CAH CLA SB CK KEN UP PS. Analyzed the data: CLA SB QH D-YL PS AMY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SB DD CK UP KEN. Wrote the paper: CLA KEN PS. Scientific management: LAH. Critically reviewed the manuscript: DEA SB CLC DD MDF LAH CAH QH JMJ CK LK D-YL KLM KKP UP RVS NS AMY EAW.