About the Authors
- Candice M. Mitchell, Peter Timms
- Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, School of Life Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia
- Susan Hutton
- Menzies School of Health Research, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus, Casuarina, Northern Territory, Australia
- Garry S. A. Myers
- Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
- Robert Brunham
- British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Conceived and designed the experiments: CMM PT. Performed the experiments: CMM. Analyzed the data: CMM GSAM PT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SH. Wrote the paper: CMM RB PT. Carried out the genetic studies (PCR and gene sequencing), data analysis, manuscript writing: CMM. Revised the article critically for important intellectual content: SH RB. Managed the genome sequencing: GSAM. Conceived of the study and participated in its design, and contributed to the intellectual content of the manuscript: PT. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.