About the Authors
- Michael N Weedon, Beverley Shields, Katharine R Owen, Andrew T Hattersley, Timothy M Frayling
- Department of Diabetes Research and Vascular Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter, United Kingdom
- Mark I McCarthy, Christopher J Groves, Eleftheria Zeggini, N. William Rayner
- Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, Churchill Hospital, Headington, Oxford, United Kingdom
- Graham Hitman
- Centre of Diabetes and Metabolic Medicine, Bart's and the London Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London, London, United Kingdom
- Mark Walker
- Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
MNW, MIM, CJG, EZ, NWR, ATH, and TMF were involved in the design and implementation of the study. MNW, MIM, CJG, EZ, NWR, ATH, and TMF were involved in the writing up of the study. MIM, GH, MW, BS, KRO, and ATH were involved in the design and execution of studies to collect DNA samples. All authors contributed to and read the final manuscript.