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BRCA2 Variants and cardiovascular disease in a multi-ethnic study

  • Kevin Zbuk1, 6,
  • Changchun Xie1, 7,
  • Robin Young2,
  • Mahyar Heydarpour1,
  • Guillaume Pare1, 8,
  • A Darlene Davis3,
  • Ruby Miller3,
  • Matthew B Lanktree4,
  • Danish Saleheen2, 10, 11,
  • John Danesh2,
  • Salim Yusuf1, 7,
  • James C Engert5,
  • Robert A Hegele4 and
  • Sonia S Anand1, 7, 9Email author
BMC Medical Genetics201213:56

Received: 29 September 2011

Accepted: 18 July 2012

Published: 18 July 2012

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Open Peer Review reports

Pre-publication versions of this article and author comments to reviewers are available by contacting

Original Submission
29 Sep 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
17 Dec 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - France Gagnon
15 Jan 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - chris wallace
16 Jan 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Xiayi Ke
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
17 Apr 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Xiayi Ke
27 Apr 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - chris wallace
23 Jun 2012 Author responded Author comments - Kevin Zbuk
Resubmission - Version 3
23 Jun 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
18 Jul 2012 Editorially accepted
18 Jul 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2350-13-56

How does Open Peer Review work?

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Authors’ Affiliations

Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences
Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Cambridge University
Six Nations Health Services
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
Departments of Medicine and Human Genetics, McGill University
Department of Oncology, McMaster University
Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology, McMaster University
Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University
Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University Hamilton General Hospital Campus, DB-CVSRI
Center for Non-Communicable Diseases
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania