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A Meta-Analysis and Genome-Wide Association Study of Platelet Count and Mean Platelet Volume in African Americans

  • Rehan Qayyum mail,

    rqayyum@jhmi.edu

    Affiliation: GeneSTAR Research Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Beverly M. Snively,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistical 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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  • 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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  • Yongmei Liu,

    Affiliation: 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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  • Weihong Tang,

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

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  • Lisa R. Yanek,

    Affiliation: GeneSTAR Research Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Leslie Lange,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, School of Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 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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  • Santhi Ganesh,

    Affiliation: Division of Cardiology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Melissa A. Austin,

    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,

    Affiliation: Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Canada

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  • Diane M. Becker,

    Affiliation: GeneSTAR Research Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Emile R. Mohler,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Benjamin A. Logsdon,

    Affiliation: Program in Biostatistics and Biomathematics, Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Charles Kooperberg,

    Affiliation: Program in Biostatistics and Biomathematics, Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Aaron R. Folsom,

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

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  • James G. Wilson,

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

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  • Lewis C. Becker equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Lewis C. Becker, Alexander P. Reiner

    Affiliation: GeneSTAR Research Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Alexander P. Reiner equal contributor

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Lewis C. Becker, Alexander P. Reiner

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

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  • Published: March 08, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002491

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