From the 1Laboratory of Molecular and Statistical Genetics, College of Life Sciences, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China; 2Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Central South University, Changsha, China; 3Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; and 4School of Biological Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR.
Received February 28, 2011; revised and accepted May 18, 2011.
Funding/support: The study was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC; 30900810, 30771222, 31071097, 30600364), the NSFC-Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Joint Health Research Initiative Proposal (30811120436), and the University of Hong Kong startup fund (to Volodymyr Dvornyk).
Financial disclosure/conflicts of interest: None reported.
Address correspondence to: Volodymyr Dvornyk, PhD, School of Biological Sciences, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Rd., Hong Kong SAR. E-mail: [email protected]