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STrengthening the REporting of Genetic Association Studies (STREGA)— An Extension of the STROBE Statement

  • Julian Little mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jlittle@uottawa.ca

    Affiliations: Canada Research Chair in Human Genome Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Julian P.T Higgins,

    Affiliation: MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • John P.A Ioannidis,

    Affiliation: Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece; and Center for Genetic Epidemiology and Modeling, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • David Moher,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • France Gagnon,

    Affiliation: CIHR New Investigator and Canada Research Chair in Genetic Epidemiology, University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Erik von Elm,

    Affiliation: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland; and German Cochrane Centre, Department of Medical Biometry and Medical Informatics, University Medical Centre, Freiburg, Germany

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  • Muin J Khoury,

    Affiliation: National Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Barbara Cohen,

    Affiliation: former Senior Editor, Public Library of Science, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • George Davey-Smith,

    Affiliation: MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Jeremy Grimshaw,

    Affiliation: Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge Transfer and Uptake, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Health Research Institute, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Paul Scheet,

    Affiliation: University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Epidemiology, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Marta Gwinn,

    Affiliation: National Office of Public Health Genomics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Robin E Williamson,

    Affiliation: Deputy Editor, American Journal of Human Genetics, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Guang Yong Zou,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada; and Robarts Clinical Trials, Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada

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  • Kim Hutchings,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Candice Y Johnson,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Valerie Tait,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Miriam Wiens,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Jean Golding,

    Affiliation: Editor, Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Cornelia van Duijn,

    Affiliation: Editor, European Journal of Epidemiology, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • John McLaughlin,

    Affiliation: Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and Prosserman Centre for Health Research at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Andrew Paterson,

    Affiliation: Canada Research Chair in Genetics of Complex Diseases, Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • George Wells,

    Affiliation: Director, Cardiovascular Research Methods Centre, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Isabel Fortier,

    Affiliation: Genome Quebec & P3G Observatory, McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Matthew Freedman,

    Affiliation: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Maja Zecevic,

    Affiliation: Senior Editor, Lancet, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Richard King,

    Affiliation: former Editor, Genetics in Medicine, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Claire Infante-Rivard,

    Affiliation: Canada Research Chair-James McGill Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Alex Stewart,

    Affiliation: University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Nick Birkett

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Published: February 03, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000022

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Presentation of tables seems bizarre

Posted by douglas_carnall on 27 Oct 2012 at 05:26 GMT

I apologise if this seems a trivial point, and I am sure that your current style has been carefully considered, but may I, as a humble user, deprecate your presentation of the tables in this article as graphic images?
These tables contain only text, and they are central to the message of the article. Yet merely reading the content as they are currently presented is cumbersome, obliging the user to launch software other than a browser to access the material.
This is before any consideration of automated access to the material by web spiders, text mining programs etc.
How did this come to pass? Surely PLoS should be the world's leading exponent of the html <table>tag?

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