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Publication Details: Ana Cvejic, Lonneke Haer-Wigman, Jonathan C Stephens et al. (2013) 'SMIM1 underlies the Vel blood group and influences red blood cell traits' Published in Nature Genetics online 07 April 2013. doi:10.1038/ng.2603
Funding: This study was supported by the British Heart Foundation, European Commission, Medical Research Council, National Institute for Health Research, NHS Blood and Transplant and the Wellcome Trust.
Department of Haematology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK.
Department of Experimental Immunohaematology, Sanquin Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Landsteiner Laboratory, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre, Cambridge, UK.
National Health Service (NHS) Blood and Transplant, Cambridge, UK. 7
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)–European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK.
Department of Hematopoiesis, Sanquin Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Department of Genetics, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.
NHS Blood and Transplant, Tooting, London, UK.
Department of Cardiology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.
Houghton St, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA.
Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
International Blood Group Reference Laboratory, NHS Blood and Transplant, North Bristol Park, Northway, Filton, Bristol, UK.
Medical Research Council (MRC) Biostatistics Unit, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge, UK. 16Department of Clinical Immunology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark. 17
Department of Experimental Hematology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.
Department of Stem Cell Biology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.
Laboratory of Genetic, Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Department of Human Genetics, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Professor van der Schoot is a consultant to the Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation in the Netherlands which ensures the safe and efficient blood and platelet supply for the Dutch Healthcare system. Sanquin also develops and produces pharmaceutical products, conducts high-quality scientific research, and develops and performs a multitude of diagnostic services. http://www.sanquin.nl
Professor Ouwehand is a consultant Haematologist for NHS Blood and Transplant.
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
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