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Genome-wide rare copy number variation screening in ulcerative colitis identifies potential susceptibility loci

  • Hamid Reza Saadati1,
  • Michael Wittig1,
  • Ingo Helbig2,
  • Robert Häsler1,
  • Carl A. Anderson3,
  • Christopher G. Mathew4,
  • Limas Kupcinskas5,
  • Miles Parkes6,
  • Tom Hemming Karlsen7,
  • Philip Rosenstiel1,
  • Stefan Schreiber1, 8 and
  • Andre Franke1Email author
BMC Medical GeneticsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201617:26

Received: 10 November 2015

Accepted: 23 March 2016

Published: 1 April 2016

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Original Submission
10 Nov 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
18 Dec 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Shafqat Ahmad
25 Dec 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sajid Malik
8 Feb 2016 Author responded Author comments - Hamid Reza Saadati
Resubmission - Version 2
8 Feb 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
23 Mar 2016 Editorially accepted
1 Apr 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12881-016-0289-z

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel
Department of Neuropediatrics, University Clinic Schleswig-Holstein
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, King’s College London School of Medicine
Institute for Digestive Research, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Group, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, University of Cambridge
Norwegian PSC Research Center, Clinic for Specialized Medicine and Surgery, Oslo University Hospital
Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein