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Genome-Wide Association Study of White Blood Cell Count in 16,388 African Americans: the Continental Origins and Genetic Epidemiology Network (COGENT)

  • Alexander P. Reiner equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Alexander P. Reiner, Guillaume Lettre, Michael A. Nalls, Santhi K. Ganesh, Rasika Mathias, Melissa A. Austin, Eric Dean

    apreiner@u.washington.edu (APR); jgwilson2@umc.edu (JGW)

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Guillaume Lettre equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Alexander P. Reiner, Guillaume Lettre, Michael A. Nalls, Santhi K. Ganesh, Rasika Mathias, Melissa A. Austin, Eric Dean

    Affiliations: Montreal Heart Institute, Montréal, Canada, Département de Médecine, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

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  • Michael A. Nalls equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Alexander P. Reiner, Guillaume Lettre, Michael A. Nalls, Santhi K. Ganesh, Rasika Mathias, Melissa A. Austin, Eric Dean

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Neurogenetics, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Santhi K. Ganesh equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Alexander P. Reiner, Guillaume Lettre, Michael A. Nalls, Santhi K. Ganesh, Rasika Mathias, Melissa A. Austin, Eric Dean

    Affiliation: Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Rasika Mathias equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Alexander P. Reiner, Guillaume Lettre, Michael A. Nalls, Santhi K. Ganesh, Rasika Mathias, Melissa A. Austin, Eric Dean

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Melissa A. Austin equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Alexander P. Reiner, Guillaume Lettre, Michael A. Nalls, Santhi K. Ganesh, Rasika Mathias, Melissa A. Austin, Eric Dean

    Affiliations: Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Epidemiology and Institute for Public Health Genetics, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Eric Dean equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Alexander P. Reiner, Guillaume Lettre, Michael A. Nalls, Santhi K. Ganesh, Rasika Mathias, Melissa A. Austin, Eric Dean

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

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  • Sampath Arepalli,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Neurogenetics, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Angela Britton,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Neurogenetics, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Zhao Chen,

    Affiliation: Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • David Couper,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • J. David Curb,

    Affiliation: Department of Geriatric Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Charles B. Eaton,

    Affiliation: Center for Primary Care and Prevention, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America

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  • Myriam Fornage,

    Affiliation: Houston Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Texas, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Struan F. A. Grant,

    Affiliation: Center for Applied Genomics, Division of Human Genetics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Tamara B. Harris,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Dena Hernandez,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Neurogenetics, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Naoyuki Kamatini,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Statistical Analysis, Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM), Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Yokohama, Japan

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  • Brendan J. Keating,

    Affiliation: Center for Applied Genomics, Division of Human Genetics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Michiaki Kubo,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Genotyping Development, CGM, RIKEN, Yokohama, Japan

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  • Andrea LaCroix,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Leslie A. Lange,

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

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  • Simin Liu,

    Affiliation: Departments of Epidemiology and Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Kurt Lohman,

    Affiliation: Center for Human Genomics, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Yan Meng,

    Affiliation: Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Emile R. Mohler III,

    Affiliation: Cardiovascular Division, Vascular Medicine Section, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Solomon Musani,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

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  • Yusuke Nakamura,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Molecular Medicine, Human Genome Center, Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Christopher J. O'Donnell,

    Affiliations: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America, NHLBI's Framingham Heart Study, Framingham, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Yukinori Okada,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Statistical Analysis, Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM), Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Yokohama, Japan

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  • Cameron D. Palmer,

    Affiliation: Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • George J. Papanicolaou,

    Affiliation: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Kushang V. Patel,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Andrew B. Singleton,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Neurogenetics, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Atsushi Takahashi,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Statistical Analysis, Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM), Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Yokohama, Japan

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  • Hua Tang,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Herman A. Taylor Jr.,

    Affiliations: Jackson State University, Tougaloo College, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America, Department of Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

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  • Kent Taylor,

    Affiliation: Medical Genetics Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Cynthia Thomson,

    Affiliation: Nutritional Sciences, Arizona Cancer Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Lisa R. Yanek,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Lingyao Yang,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Elad Ziv,

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

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  • Alan B. Zonderman,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Personality and Cognition, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Aaron R. Folsom ,

    Affiliation: Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Michele K. Evans ,

    Affiliation: Health Disparities Research Section, Clinical Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Yongmei Liu ,

    Affiliation: Center for Human Genomics, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Diane M. Becker ,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Beverly M. Snively ,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • James G. Wilson mail

    apreiner@u.washington.edu (APR); jgwilson2@umc.edu (JGW)

    Affiliation: Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

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  • Published: June 30, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002108

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