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Reviewer acknowledgements 2017

The editors and staff of BMC Medical Genetics would like to warmly thank the reviewers whose comments helped to shape the journal, for their invaluable assistance with review of manuscripts in Volume 18 (2017).

Taraneh Abarin, Canada

Alice Abdelaleem, Qatar

Emanuela Abiusi, Italy

Maria Isabel Achatz, USA

George Adonakis, Greece

Zeinab Afifi, USA

Sarita Agarwal, India

Shagun Aggarwal, India

Golo Ahlenstiel, Australia

Chul Min Ahn, Democratic People's South Korea

Arvind Ahuja, India

Hikmet Akkiz, Turkey

Ersin Akpinar, Turkey

Jonathan Alder, USA

Ayman Al-Hendy, USA

Bassam R Ali, United Arab Emirates

Imran Ali Khan, Saudi Arabia

Nerea Alonso, UK

Ping An, USA

Kristofer Andersson, Sweden

Prabha Andraweera, Australia

Muhammad Ansar, Pakistan

Micheál Aogáin, Ireland

Laura Arbour, Canada

John Armour, UK

Banu Arun, USA

Atsushi Asakura, USA

Ramazan Asci, Turkey

Kjetil Ask, Canada

Ömer Ates, Turkey

Manar Atoum, Jordan

Shiu Lun Ryan Au Yeung, Hong Kong

Eric D Austin, USA

Özlem Ay, Turkey

Hela Azaiez, USA

Morteza Bagheri, Iran

Richard Bagnall, Australia

Prahlad Balakrishnan, India

Susana Balcells, Spain

Judith Balmañà, Spain

Murali Bashyam, India

Sulman Basit, Saudi Arabia

Linnea M Baudhuin, USA

Mario Bauer, Germany

Leonelo Bautista, USA

Süleyman Bayram, Turkey

Jirair Bedoyan, USA

Milena Bellin, Netherlands

Jennifer Below, USA

Robin L Bennett, USA

Miles C Benton, Australia

Ilan Ben-Zvi, Israel

Alexander Beristain, Canada

Marta Bertoli, UK

Conceicao Bettencourt, UK

Bianca Bianco, Brazil

Leslie Biesecker, USA

Parayil Sankaran Bindu, India

Douglas Bittel, USA

Robert Blank, USA

Nenad Blau, Germany

Gerd Bobe, USA

Elena Bochukova, UK

Lucio Boglione, Italy

Anne Böhmer, Germany

Carolina Bonilla, UK

Carine Bonnard, Singapore

Dominique Bonneau, France

Michael Bordonaro, USA

Petra Borilova, Czech Republic

Yvonne Böttcher, Norway

Patrice Bouvagnet, France

John Bowes, UK

Mariana Brait, USA

Francesco Brancati, Italy

António Brehm, Portugal

Elsa Bronze-Da-Rocha, Portugal

Karin Buiting, Germany

Randall W Burt, USA

Nicholas Burwick, USA

Azeez Butali, USA

Bert Callewaert, Belgium

Vicky Cameron, New Zealand

Oscar Campuzano Larrea, Spain

Natalie Canham, UK

Andrew Cant, UK

Guangwen Cao, China

Valeria Capra, Italy

Michele Carbone, USA

Melanie A Carless, USA

Francesco Carpi, Italy

Francesca Carubbi, Italy

Gulsah Cecener, Turkey

Stephen Cederbaum, USA

Filiz Basak Cengiz, USA

Ana María Cevallos Gaos, Mexico

Siham Chafai Elalaoui, Morocco

Maria Chahrour, USA

Prabhakar Chalise, USA

Jean Christopher Chamcheu, USA

Tingfung Chan, Hong Kong

Kuan-Cheng Chang, Taiwan

Elizabeth Chao, USA

Fadi Joseph Charchar, Australia

P Bryant Chase, USA

Wei-Min Chen, USA

Yumay Chen, USA

Chong-Koon Cheon, South Korea

Akiko Chishaki, Japan

Bee Ping Chong, Malaysia

Éliane Chouery, Lebanon

Rikke Christensen, Denmark

Leigh Christopher, USA

Lorraine N Clark, USA

Lamina Claudia, Austria

Veryan Codd, UK

Shelley Cole, USA

William Coleman, USA

Alessandra Colombini, Italy

David Comings, USA

John Conaglen, New Zealand

Andrew Copp, Australia

Marta Corton, Spain

Curtis R Coughlin, USA

Timothy Cox, UK

Christopher Mcccord Cunniff, USA

Karen Curtin, USA

John D’Orazio, USA

Gabriela Da Silva Xavier, UK

Ashwin Dalal, India

Valeria D'Argenio, Italy

Jacek Daroszewski, Poland

Aneek Das Bhowmik, India

Marco Dauriz, Italy

Bhavana Dave, USA

Vinicio De Jesus Perez, USA

Diva D De Leon, USA

Javier Del Pino, Spain

Craig R Denegar, USA

Marc Denis, France

Gregory A Denomme, USA

Elena Di Pierro, Italy

Fotios Drenos, UK

Todd Druley, USA

Shiwei Duan, China

Nicolas Dupré, Canada

Josee Dupuis, USA

Cecília Durães, Portugal

Ravi Durvasula, USA

Nicolas L Dzamko, Australia

Todd Edwards, USA

Peter Ellis, UK

Hatem El-Shanti, Jordan

Gabriele Ende, Germany

Barry Eng, Canada

Sarah Ennis, UK

Mehmet Ali Ergün, Turkey

Recep Eröz, Turkey

Alejandro Estrada Cuzcano, France

Mohammad Faghihi, USA

Faïza Fakhfakh, Tunisia

Walid D Fakhouri, USA

Anthony Falluel-Morel, France

Marina Fanin, Italy

Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi, Iran

Jane Ferguson, USA

Alberto Ferlin, Italy

Marta Fernandez-Mercado, Spain

Krzysztof Ficek, Poland

Yann Fichou, France

Mirella Filocamo, Italy

Jill Finlayson, Australia

Chiara Fiorillo, Italy

Christine Fischer, Germany

Shaun Flint, UK

Elena Flowers, USA

Jia Nee Foo, Singapore

Wolfgang Forstmeier, Germany

Karen Friderici, USA

Helge Frieling, Germany

Jingyuan Fu, Netherlands

Birgit H Funke, USA

Hiroto Furuta, Japan

Anna Galicka, Poland

Martha Patricia Gallegos-Arreola, Mexico

Zhiwei Gao, Canada

Miguel A Garcia, Spain

Jaime García-Mena, Mexico

Africa García-Orad, Spain

Roland Gärtner, Germany

Ahmet Genc, Turkey

Peter Gergics, USA

Javier Gervas-Arruga, Spain

Cristina  Gervasini, Italy

Stephen Gilheeney, USA

Kathleen Gillespie, USA

Helena Gil-Pena, Spain

Claudio Giraudo, USA

Giorgia Girotto, Italy

Anette Marianne Prior Gjesing, Denmark

Michael Gollob, Canada

Karina Gomes, Brazil

Andrew Grace, UK

Anne Gregor, USA

James Grenert, USA

Giedre Grigelioniene, Sweden

Richard M Gronostajski, USA

Kristian Groth, Denmark

Jian Gu, USA

Xiao-Yan Guo, USA

Xiong Guo, China

Yiran Guo, USA

Jayanta Gupta, USA

Oskar Haas, Austria

Geja Hageman, Netherlands

Ruth Halaban, USA

Imran Haque, USA

Yutaka Harita, Japan

Sarah E Harris, UK

Muhammad Jawad Hassan, Pakistan

Claudia Hattinger, Italy

Naoto Hayasaka, Japan

Kenshi Hayashi, Japan

Yoriko Heianza, USA

Moones Heidari, USA

Ketil Heimdal, Norway

Per Hellman, Sweden

Julian Heng, Australia

Petra Henning, Sweden

Jose L Hernandez, Spain

Luke Hesson, Australia

Kathleen Hodgkinson, Canada

Peter Holmans, UK

Jeffrey Holt, USA

Amjad Horani, USA

Yukio Horikawa, Japan

Timothy David Howard, USA

Cathrine Hoyo, USA

Chuan-Jen Hsu, Taiwan

Dan Hu, USA

Le Huang, USA

Eiichi Ishii, Japan

Patimah Ismail, Malaysia

Naoko Iwasaki, Japan

David Jeffries, Gambia

Kevin Jensen, USA

Fu Jingyuan, Netherlands

Robin L Jones, UK

Jan Jongbloed, Netherlands

Antonio Julià, Spain

Ersan Kalay, Turkey

Moien Kanaan, Palestine

Jing-Qiong Kang, USA

Chitra Kannabiran, India

Hideko Kasahara, USA

Akihiko Kato, USA

Theodora Katsila, Greece

Walter E Kaufmann, USA

Yoshiiku Kawakami, Japan

Denise Kay, USA

Seyit Kayis, Turkey

Kim Keeling, USA

Keith Keene, USA

Thong Meow Keong, Malaysia

Raiyan Khan, USA

Yasmin N Khakoo, USA

Sok Kean Khoo, USA

Konstantin Khrapko, USA

Marek Kiliszek, Poland

Marina Kleanthous, Cyprus

Wendy Kohlmann, USA

Sun-Young Kong, Democratic People's South Korea

Marie-Laure Kottler, France

Leah C Kottyan, USA

Maria Kousi, USA

Andreas Kronbichler, Austria

Toru Kubo, Japan

Kishore R Kumar, Australia

Rajiv Kumar, Germany

Mazen S Kurban, Lebanon

Ivana Kurelac, Italy

Florence Kyndt, France

William LaFramboise, USA

Kristina Lagerstedt-Robinson, Sweden

Dhanya Lakshmi, India

Maria A Lastowska, Poland

Mathieu Lavallée-Adam, USA

Amanda J Law, USA

Alexander Lazar, USA

Ji Eun Lee, South Korea

Jennifer A Lee, USA

Chanvit Leelayuwat, Thailand

Melissa Lees, UK

Daphne Lehalle, France

Bernardo Lemos, USA

Helen Leonard, Australia

Afef Letaief, Tunisia

Ricky Y K Leung, USA

James J Li, USA

Qiaoli Li, USA

Tianbao Li, USA

Xingnan Li, USA

Helen Liapis, USA

Elaine Lim, USA

Stella Liong, Australia

Hong-Yan Liu, China

Lu Liu, USA

Zhenhua Liu, USA

Javier Llorca, Spain

Joyce A Lloyd, USA

Paul Lockhart, Australia

Maya Lodish, USA

Lourdes Loidi, Spain

Raffaella Lombardi, USA

Elena Lopez-Isac, Spain

John Loughlin, UK

Donald Love, Qatar

Cheng-Chan Lu, Taiwan

Trevor Lucas, Austria

María Teresa Tusié Luna, Mexico

Lucio Luzzatto, Tanzania

Gholson Lyon, USA

Shiro Maeda, Japan

Netta Mäkinen, Finland

Sajid Malik, Pakistan

Massimo Mangino, UK

Barbara Mania-Farnell, USA

Claudia Männel, Germany

Vangelis G Manolopoulos, Greece

Francesca Marchegiani, Italy

Ali J Marian, USA

László Maródi, Hungary

Steven Marston, UK

Tetsuo Maruyama, Japan

Cheryl L Maslen, USA

Andrea Massaia, UK

Kazuto Matsunaga, Japan

Ursula Matte, Brazil

Laura C Matthews, UK

Gabor Matyas, Switzerland

Allyn McConkie-Rosell, USA

Caitrin W McDonough, USA

Maria Isabel Melaragno, Brazil

Phillip Melton, Australia

Manoj Menezes, Australia

Saadet Mercimek-Andrews, Canada

Jesus Merino, Spain

Nancy D Merner, USA

Jessica Mester, USA

Emanuele Miraglia Del Giudice, Italy

Amit Mitra, USA

Al-Walid Mohsen, USA

Stephen Moore, USA

Ana L Mora, USA

Brian Morris, Australia

Laura Muino, Belgium

Tomoaki Murakami, Japan

Adele Murrell, UK

Hirofumi Nakaoka, Japan

Valerio Napolioni, USA

Shintaro Narita, Japan

Mark Nellist, Netherlands

Georges Nemer, Lebanon

M Andrew Nesbit, UK

Regina Celia Netto, Brazil

Chor Yin Ng, USA

Vanessa Nieratschker, Germany

Shinya Nishio, Japan

Nifang Niu, USA

Valerio Nobili, Italy

Lawrence Nogee, USA

Yoshihiro Noguchi, Japan

Sorath Noorani Siddiqui, Pakistan

Rosario Notaro, Italy

Valeria Novelli, Italy

Ingrid Oakley-Girvan, USA

Seiko Ohno, Japan

Tsviya Olender, Israel

Michael Olivier, USA

Marta Olszewska, Poland

Tracy A O'Mara, Australia

Georg Omlor, Germany

Aikseng Ooi, USA

Lori Ann Orlando, USA

Leah Owen, USA

Maurizio Pacifici, USA

Tirunilai Padma, India

Alistair Pagnamenta, UK

Jodie Painter, Australia

Pietro Palumbo, Italy

Aditya Panda, India

Amit Vikram Pandey, Switzerland

Gregory Papagregoriou, Cyprus

Silvia Paracchini, UK

Ruti Parvari, Israel

Alireza Pasdar, Iran

Andrew Paterson, Canada

Santosh Patnaik, USA

Romain Peanne, Belgium

Sacide Pehlivan, Turkey

Reuben Pengelly, UK

Witold Pepinski, Poland

Jose L Perez-Castrillon, Spain

Nancy Dugal Perrier, USA

Darlene Camati Persuhn, Brazil

Dhandapany Perundurai, India

Michael Bjørn Petersen, Denmark

Derick Peterson, USA

Shubha Phadke, India

W W M Pim Pijnappel, Netherlands

Ignazio Piras, USA

Federico Piscione, Italy

Manop Pithukpakorn, Thailand

Ben Pode-Shakked, Israel

Renato Polimanti, USA

Agnieszka Pollak, Poland

Maria Pombo De Oliveira, Brazil

Niko Popitsch, UK

Daniel Porter, UK

Alex Postma, Netherlands

Kirsty Pringle, Australia

Miles Pufall, USA

Aldamaria Puliti, Italy

Raquel Rabionet, Spain

Singh Rajender, India

Dinesh Rakheja, USA

Vasudevan Ramachandran, Malaysia

Rajiva Raman, India

Amit Rawat, India

David W Ray, UK

Hudson Reddon, Canada

Samuri V Reddy, USA

Atteeq Rehman, USA

Lawrence T Reiter, USA

Gabriela Repetto, Chile

Gavin Reynolds, UK

Sandra E Reznik, USA

S Amer Riazuddin, USA

Luciana Concetta Rigoli, Italy

Juan Rodriguez-Flores, USA

Linda Roten, Norway

Edward Ruiz-Narvaez, USA

Annika Rydberg, Sweden

Howard M Saal, USA

Amrik Sahota, USA

Eugenio Sangiorgi, Italy

Simone Sanna-Cherchi, USA

Ney Santos, Brazil

Paulo Santos, Brazil

Edi Lúcia Sartorato, Brazil

Lindsay Sausville, USA

Matthias Scheffler, Germany

Lisa A Schimmenti, USA

Dorit Schleinitz, Germany

Alexander Schmidt, Germany

Helena Schmidt, Austria

Laura S Schmidt, USA

Margit Schraders, Netherlands

Isabelle Schrauwen, USA

Ivan Sebesta, Czech Republic

Maxim Daniel Seferovic, USA

Andrei Seluanov, USA

Sabina Semiz, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Chamindi Seneviratne, USA

Vijayasaradhi Setaluri, USA

Vikram G Shakkottai, USA

Idan Shalev, USA

Catherine Shanahan, UK

Deepak Sharma, India

Shiwani Sharma, Australia

Aiden Shearer, USA

Joseph Shieh, USA

Alan Shiels, USA

Anthony Shum, USA

Antonella Sidoti, Italy

William F Simonds, USA

Matjaz Sinkovec, Slovenia

Marketa Sjögren, Sweden

Donna M Slater, Canada

Owen Smith, Ireland

Jeffrey Smith, USA

Giulia Soldà, Italy

Manuel Sosa, Spain

Elaine B Spector-Christensen, USA

Kamna Srivastava, India

Neena Srivastava, India

Barbara Steinborn, Poland

David A Stevenson, USA

Blanka Stiburková, Czech Republic

Oscar Colin Stine, USA

Ljiljana Stojkovic, Serbia

Elizabeth Streeten, USA

Matthew Suderman, UK

Guang Sun, Canada

Petros Syrris, UK

Márta Széll, Hungary

Minoru Takata, Japan

Rachaneekorn Tammachote, Thailand

Héctor Manuel Targovnik, Argentina

Guan Tay, Australia

Frédérique Tesson, Canada

Bharat Thyagarajan, USA

Maarit Tiirikainen, USA

Ivan Tkáč, Slovakia

Abdelaziz Tlili, United Arab Emirates

Sanna Toppila-Salmi, Finland

Ali Torkamani, USA

Matsui Toshiyuki, Japan

Lisbeth Tranebjærg, Denmark

Kiril Trpkov, Canada

Roberta Trunzo, Italy

Minh Tuan Huynh, France

Rungsunn Tungtrongchitr, Thailand

Marinka Twilt, USA

Dolly Tyan, USA

Andreas Tzschach, Germany

Ekrem Ünal, Turkey

Roser Urreizti, Spain

Rathna Devi Vaithilingam, Malaysia

Vaira Valentina, Italy

Carmen Valero, Spain

Diana Valverde, Spain

Francois Van der Westhuizen, South Africa

Remco van Doorn, Netherlands

Lionel Van Maldergem, France

David Van Mater, USA

A S Paul Van Trotsenburg, USA

Guy Van Vliet, Canada

Annick Vanclooster, Belgium

David J Vandenbergh, USA

Guillaume Vares, Japan

Vasilis Vasiliou, USA

Athanasios Vasilopoulos, USA

Yiannis Vasilopoulos, Greece

George Vassilopoulos, Greece

Danya Vears, Belgium

Aravindhan Veerapandiyan, USA

Pradeep Venkatesh, India

Hannah Verdin, Belgium

Niek Verweij, Netherlands

Annalisa Vetro, Italy

Robert Vierkant, USA

Aglaia Vignoli, Italy

Murali Vijayan, USA

Anna Villa, Italy

Julia Vodopiutz, Australia

Stephan vom Dahl, Germany

Martin Wabitsch, Germany

Andrew Walley, UK

Amanda J Walne, UK

Chi Wang, USA

Jen-Chyong Wang, USA

Ke-Sheng Wang, USA

San Ming Wang, USA

Wei Wang, USA

Wei-Lien Wang, USA

Yi Wang, China

Helen Warren, UK

Dawn Waterworth, USA

John Waye, Canada

Mary Miu Yee Waye, China

David Wei, USA

Diana Wellesley, UK

Ewa Wender-Ożegowska, Poland

Connie Westhoff, USA

Thomas W White, USA

Hywel Williams, UK

Tri Indah Winarni, Indonesia

Angelica Beate Winter Boldt, Brazil

Sungho Won, South Korea

Judy Wong, Canada

Howard J Worman, USA

Lingqian Wu, China

Shaogen Wu, USA

Junxia Xie, China

Chenling Xiong, USA

Chao Xu, China

Kazuya Yamagata, Japan

Hiroki Yamaguchi, Japan

Motozo Yamashita, Japan

Haining Yang, USA

Jiann-Jou Yang, Taiwan

Wen-Yi Yang, Belgium

Alexander N Yatsenko, USA

Sai-Ching J Yeung, USA

Serbülent Yigit, Turkey

Ping Yin, USA

Toshifumi Yokota, Canada

Kohichiro Yoshiura, Japan

Daniela Zanetti, USA

Yanbin Zhang, USA

Kejian Zhang, USA

Pingping Zheng, USA

Michael Zwick, USA