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Identification, Replication, and Fine-Mapping of Loci Associated with Adult Height in Individuals of African Ancestry

  • Amidou N'Diaye equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Amidou N'Diaye, Gary K. Chen, Cameron D. Palmer

    Affiliation: Montreal Heart Institute, Montréal, Canada

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  • Gary K. Chen equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Amidou N'Diaye, Gary K. Chen, Cameron D. Palmer

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

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  • Cameron D. Palmer equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Amidou N'Diaye, Gary K. Chen, Cameron D. Palmer

    Affiliations: Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Divisions of Genetics and Endocrinology and Program in Genomics, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Bing Ge,

    Affiliation: Department of Human Genetics, McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, Montreal, Canada

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  • Bamidele Tayo,

    Affiliation: Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Rasika A. Mathias,

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

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  • Jingzhong Ding,

    Affiliation: Sticht Center on Aging, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Michael A. Nalls,

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

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  • Adebowale Adeyemo,

    Affiliation: NIH Intramural Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Véronique Adoue,

    Affiliation: Department of Human Genetics, McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, Montreal, Canada

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  • Christine B. Ambrosone,

    Affiliation: Department of Cancer Prevention and Control, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, United States of America

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  • Larry Atwood,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Elisa V. Bandera,

    Affiliation: The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Lewis C. Becker,

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

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  • Sonja I. Berndt,

    Affiliation: Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Leslie Bernstein,

    Affiliation: Division of Cancer Etiology, Department of Population Science, Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope, Duarte, California, United States of America

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  • William J. Blot,

    Affiliations: International Epidemiology Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America, Vanderbilt–Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Eric Boerwinkle,

    Affiliation: Human Genetics Center and Institute of Molecular Medicine and Division of Epidemiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, 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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  • Graham Casey,

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

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  • Stephen J. Chanock,

    Affiliation: Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Ellen Demerath,

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

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  • Sandra L. Deming,

    Affiliations: Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America, Vanderbilt–Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • W. Ryan Diver,

    Affiliation: Epidemiology Research Program, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Caroline Fox,

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

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  • Tamara B. Harris,

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

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  • Dena G. Hernandez,

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

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  • Jennifer J. Hu,

    Affiliation: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Sue A. Ingles,

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

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  • Esther M. John,

    Affiliations: Cancer Prevention Institute of California, Fremont, California, United States of America, School of Medicine and Stanford Cancer Center, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Craig Johnson,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Brendan Keating,

    Affiliation: Center for Applied Genomics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Rick A. Kittles,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Laurence N. Kolonel,

    Affiliation: Epidemiology Program, Cancer Research Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Stephen B. Kritchevsky,

    Affiliation: Sticht Center on Aging, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Loic Le Marchand,

    Affiliation: Epidemiology Program, Cancer Research Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Kurt Lohman,

    Affiliation: Sticht Center on Aging, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Jiankang Liu,

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

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  • Robert C. Millikan,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Adam Murphy,

    Affiliation: Department of Urology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Solomon Musani,

    Affiliation: Jackson Heart Study, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, United States of America

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  • Christine Neslund-Dudas,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Kari E. North,

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

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  • Sarah Nyante,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Adesola Ogunniyi,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

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  • Elaine A. Ostrander,

    Affiliation: Cancer Genetics Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • George Papanicolaou,

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

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  • Sanjay Patel,

    Affiliation: Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Curtis A. Pettaway,

    Affiliation: Department of Urology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Michael F. Press,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Keck School of Medicine and Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Susan Redline,

    Affiliation: Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jorge L. Rodriguez-Gil,

    Affiliation: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Charles Rotimi,

    Affiliation: NIH Intramural Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Benjamin A. Rybicki,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Babatunde Salako,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

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  • Pamela J. Schreiner,

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

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  • Lisa B. Signorello,

    Affiliations: International Epidemiology Institute, Rockville, Maryland, United States of America, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America, Vanderbilt–Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tennessee, 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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  • Janet L. Stanford,

    Affiliation: Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Alex H. Stram,

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

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  • Daniel O. Stram,

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

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  • Sara S. Strom,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Bhoom Suktitipat,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins GeneSTAR Research Program, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Michael J. Thun,

    Affiliation: Epidemiology Research Program, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • John S. Witte,

    Affiliation: Institute for Human Genetics, Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Urology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Lisa R. Yanek,

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

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  • Regina G. Ziegler,

    Affiliation: Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Wei Zheng,

    Affiliations: Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America, Vanderbilt–Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Xiaofeng Zhu,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Joseph M. Zmuda,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 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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  • 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

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  • Yongmei Liu,

    Affiliation: Sticht Center on Aging, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Diane M. Becker,

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

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  • Richard S. Cooper,

    Affiliation: Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Tomi Pastinen,

    Affiliation: Department of Human Genetics, McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre, Montreal, Canada

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  • Brian E. Henderson,

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

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  • Joel N. Hirschhorn mail,

    joelh@broadinstitute.org (JN Hirschhorn); guillaume.lettre@umontreal.ca (G Lettre); haiman@usc.edu (CA Haiman)

    Affiliations: Program in Medical and Population Genetics, Broad Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Divisions of Genetics and Endocrinology and Program in Genomics, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Guillaume Lettre mail,

    joelh@broadinstitute.org (JN Hirschhorn); guillaume.lettre@umontreal.ca (G Lettre); haiman@usc.edu (CA Haiman)

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

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  • Christopher A. Haiman mail

    joelh@broadinstitute.org (JN Hirschhorn); guillaume.lettre@umontreal.ca (G Lettre); haiman@usc.edu (CA Haiman)

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

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  • Published: October 06, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002298

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