About the Authors

Shuyan Mei

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Methodology, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada

Ali Karimnezhad

Roles Formal analysis, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Marie Forest

Roles Formal analysis, Visualization, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Québec, Canada

David R. Bickel

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Celia M. T. Greenwood

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Project administration, Supervision, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

celia.greenwood@mcgill.ca

Affiliations Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Québec, Canada, Department of Oncology, McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada, Department of Human Genetics, McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.