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Six Novel Susceptibility Loci for Early-Onset Androgenetic Alopecia and Their Unexpected Association with Common Diseases

  • Rui Li equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Rui Li, Felix F. Brockschmidt, Amy K. Kiefer, Hreinn Stefansson, Dale R. Nyholt, Kijoung Song, Sita H. Vermeulen, Stavroula Kanoni

    Affiliation: Departments of Medicine, Human Genetics, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Felix F. Brockschmidt equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Rui Li, Felix F. Brockschmidt, Amy K. Kiefer, Hreinn Stefansson, Dale R. Nyholt, Kijoung Song, Sita H. Vermeulen, Stavroula Kanoni

    Affiliations: Institute of Human Genetics, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, Department of Genomics, Life and Brain Center, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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  • Amy K. Kiefer equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Rui Li, Felix F. Brockschmidt, Amy K. Kiefer, Hreinn Stefansson, Dale R. Nyholt, Kijoung Song, Sita H. Vermeulen, Stavroula Kanoni

    Affiliation: 23andMe, Mountain View, California, United States of America

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  • Hreinn Stefansson equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Rui Li, Felix F. Brockschmidt, Amy K. Kiefer, Hreinn Stefansson, Dale R. Nyholt, Kijoung Song, Sita H. Vermeulen, Stavroula Kanoni

    Affiliation: deCODE genetics, Reykjavík, Iceland

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  • Dale R. Nyholt equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Rui Li, Felix F. Brockschmidt, Amy K. Kiefer, Hreinn Stefansson, Dale R. Nyholt, Kijoung Song, Sita H. Vermeulen, Stavroula Kanoni

    Affiliation: Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Kijoung Song equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Rui Li, Felix F. Brockschmidt, Amy K. Kiefer, Hreinn Stefansson, Dale R. Nyholt, Kijoung Song, Sita H. Vermeulen, Stavroula Kanoni

    Affiliation: Genetics Division, GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Sita H. Vermeulen equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Rui Li, Felix F. Brockschmidt, Amy K. Kiefer, Hreinn Stefansson, Dale R. Nyholt, Kijoung Song, Sita H. Vermeulen, Stavroula Kanoni

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and HTA, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Department of Genetics, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Stavroula Kanoni equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Rui Li, Felix F. Brockschmidt, Amy K. Kiefer, Hreinn Stefansson, Dale R. Nyholt, Kijoung Song, Sita H. Vermeulen, Stavroula Kanoni

    Affiliation: Genetics of Complex Traits in Humans, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

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  • Daniel Glass,

    Affiliation: Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Sarah E. Medland,

    Affiliation: Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Maria Dimitriou,

    Affiliation: Department of Dietetics-Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece

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  • Dawn Waterworth,

    Affiliation: Genetics Division, GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Joyce Y. Tung,

    Affiliation: 23andMe, Mountain View, California, United States of America

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  • Frank Geller,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Stefanie Heilmann,

    Affiliations: Institute of Human Genetics, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, Department of Genomics, Life and Brain Center, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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  • Axel M. Hillmer,

    Affiliation: Genome Technology and Biology, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

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  • Veronique Bataille,

    Affiliation: Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Sibylle Eigelshoven,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, University of Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

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  • Sandra Hanneken,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, University of Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

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  • Susanne Moebus,

    Affiliation: Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry, and Epidemiology, University Clinic Essen, University Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

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  • Christine Herold,

    Affiliation: German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany

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  • Martin den Heijer,

    Affiliation: Department of Endocrinology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Grant W. Montgomery,

    Affiliation: Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Panos Deloukas,

    Affiliation: Genetics of Complex Traits in Humans, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, United Kingdom

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  • Nicholas Eriksson,

    Affiliation: 23andMe, Mountain View, California, United States of America

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  • Andrew C. Heath,

    Affiliation: Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Tim Becker,

    Affiliations: German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany, Institute for Medical Biometry, Informatics, and Epidemiology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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  • Patrick Sulem,

    Affiliation: deCODE genetics, Reykjavík, Iceland

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  • Massimo Mangino,

    Affiliation: Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Peter Vollenweider,

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, CHUV University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Tim D. Spector,

    Affiliation: Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • George Dedoussis ,

    Affiliation: Department of Dietetics-Nutrition, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Nicholas G. Martin ,

    Affiliation: Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Lambertus A. Kiemeney ,

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and HTA, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Department of Urology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Comprehensive Cancer Centre of the Netherlands (IKNL), Nijmegen, The Netherlands

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Vincent Mooser ,

    Affiliation: Genetics Division, GlaxoSmithKline, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Kari Stefansson ,

    Affiliation: deCODE genetics, Reykjavík, Iceland

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • David A. Hinds ,

    Affiliation: 23andMe, Mountain View, California, United States of America

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Markus M. Nöthen ,

    Affiliations: Institute of Human Genetics, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, Department of Genomics, Life and Brain Center, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • J. Brent Richards mail

    brent.richards@mcgill.ca

    Affiliations: Departments of Medicine, Human Genetics, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

    These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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  • Published: May 31, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002746

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