About the Authors

Alicja Pacholewska

alicja.pacholewska@vetsuisse.unibe.ch

Affiliations Swiss Institute of Equine Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern and Agroscope, Bern, Switzerland, Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Vidhya Jagannathan

Affiliation Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Michaela Drögemüller

Affiliation Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Jolanta Klukowska-Rötzler

Affiliations Swiss Institute of Equine Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern and Agroscope, Bern, Switzerland, Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland

Simone Lanz

Affiliation Swiss Institute of Equine Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern and Agroscope, Bern, Switzerland

Eman Hamza

Affiliations Clinical Immunology Group, Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, Department of Zoonoses, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Emmanouil T. Dermitzakis

Affiliations Department of Genetic Medicine and Development, University of Geneva Medical School, Geneva, Switzerland, Institute of Genetics and Genomics in Geneva, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Geneva, Switzerland

Eliane Marti

Affiliation Clinical Immunology Group, Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Tosso Leeb

Contributed equally to this work with: Tosso Leeb, Vincent Gerber

Affiliation Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Vincent Gerber

Contributed equally to this work with: Tosso Leeb, Vincent Gerber

Affiliation Swiss Institute of Equine Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern and Agroscope, Bern, Switzerland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VG TL ETD EM. Performed the experiments: SL EH JK-R MD AP. Analyzed the data: AP VJ. Wrote the paper: AP VJ TL VG EM.