About the Authors

Kaie Lokk

Affiliations Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, Department of Genetics, United Laboratories, Tartu University Hospital, Tartu, Estonia

Tõnu Vooder

Affiliations Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, Lung Clinic, Tartu University Hospital, Tartu, Estonia

Raivo Kolde

Affiliation Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Kristjan Välk

Affiliation Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Urmo Võsa

Affiliation Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Retlav Roosipuu

Affiliation Department of Pathology, Tartu University Hospital, Tartu, Estonia

Lili Milani

Affiliation Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Krista Fischer

Affiliation Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Marina Koltsina

Affiliation Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Egon Urgard

Affiliation Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Tarmo Annilo

Affiliation Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Andres Metspalu

Contributed equally to this work with: Andres Metspalu, Neeme Tõnisson

Affiliations Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, Estonian Genome Center, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Neeme Tõnisson

Contributed equally to this work with: Andres Metspalu, Neeme Tõnisson

neeme.tonisson@ut.ee

Affiliations Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, Department of Genetics, United Laboratories, Tartu University Hospital, Tartu, Estonia

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KL TV UV LM TA AM NT. Performed the experiments: KL TV KV UV MK EU NT. Analyzed the data: KL RK KV UV LM KF MK NT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TV RK RR KF. Wrote the paper: KL TV UV LM TA AM NT.