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A genome-wide association scan implicates DCHS2, RUNX2, GLI3, PAX1 and EDAR in human facial variation

Kaustubh Adhikari, Macarena Fuentes-Guajardo, Mirsha Quinto-Sanchez, Javier Mendoza-Revilla, Juan Camilo Chacon-Duque, Victor Acuna-Alonzo, Claudia Jaramillo, William Arias, Rodrigo Barquera Lozano, Gaston Macin Perez, Jorge Gomez-Valdes, Hugo Villamil-Ramirez, Tabita Hunemeier, Virginia Ramallo, Caio C Silva de Cerqueira, Malena Hurtado, Valeria Villegas, Vanessa Granja, Carla Gallo, Giovanni Poletti Show all

Nature Communications | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016

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Funding Acknowledgements

We thank the volunteers for their enthusiastic support for this research. We also thank Esra Konca, Ivan Pulgar-Alarcon, 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, Rosilene Paim, Ricardo Gunski, Sergeant Joao Felisberto Menezes Cavalheiro, Major Eugenio Correa de Souza Junior, Wendy Hart, Ilich Jafet Moreno, Paola Leon-Mimila, Francisco Quispealaya, Diana Rogel Diaz, Ruth Rojas, Norman Russell and Vanessa Sarabia, for assistance with volunteer recruitment, sample processing and data entry. We are indebted to Emiliano Bellini (www.belliniplastica.blogspot.com) for the illustration in Fig. 1, and to Elizabeth Guajardo Celsi for some of the face drawings used in the phenotyping software. We thank three anonymous reviewers for thoughtful comments that significantly improved this paper. We are very grateful to the institutions that kindly provided facilities for the assessment of volunteers, including: Escuela Nacional de Antropologia e Historia and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico); Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brasil); 13 degrees Companhia de Comunicacoes Mecanizada do Exercito Brasileiro (Brasil); Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Universidad de Lima and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru). This work was funded by grants from the Leverhulme Trust (F/07 134/DF to A. R.-L), BBSRC (BB/I021213/1 to A. R.-L), Universidad de Antioquia (CODI sostenibilidad de grupos 2013-2014 and MASO 2013-2014), Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico, Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (Apoio a Nucleos de Excelencia Program) and Fundacao de Aperfeicoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior.