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Nature Communications | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016

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Funding Acknowledgements

We are grateful to the volunteers for their enthusiastic support for this research. We thank Alvaro Alvarado, Monica Ballesteros Romero, Ricardo Cebrecos, Miguel Angel Contreras Sieck, Francisco de Avila Becerril, Joyce De la Piedra, Maria Teresa Del Solar, Paola Everardo Martinez, William Flores, Martha Granados Riveros, Ilich Jafet Moreno, Jodie Lampert, Paola Leon-Mimila, Francisco Quispealaya, Diana Rogel Diaz, Ruth Rojas, Norman Russell, Vanessa Sarabia, Rosilene Paim, Ricardo Gunski, Sergeant Joao Felisberto Menezes Cavalheiro and Major Eugenio Correa de Souza Junior for assistance with volunteer recruitment, sample processing and data entry. We also thank Richard Baker for technical assistance with the human skin immunofluorescence, Pardis Sabeti and Matteo Fumagalli for advice on the analysis of CMS scores, Elfride De Baere for information on clinical features of BPES patients, Doug Speed for advice on the prediction analysis, Barbara Kremeyer for comments on the manuscript and Emiliano Bellini for the face illustrations in Fig. 1. The following institutions kindly provided facilities for the assessment of volunteers: Escuela Nacional de Antropologia e Historia and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico); Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Universidad de Lima and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru); Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil); 13 degrees Companhia de Comunicacoes Mecanizada do Exercito Brasileiro (Brazil). This work was funded by grants from: the Leverhulme Trust (F/07 134/DF to ARL), BBSRC (BB/I021213/1 to ARL and Institute Strategic Programme grant to The Roslin Institute); Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia (CODI sostenibilidad de grupos 2013- 2014 and MASO 2013-2014); Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad and Instituto de Salud Carlos III (RTICC), Spain. C.L.-O. is an Investigator of the Botin Foundation supported by the Banco Santander through its Santander Universities Global Division.