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Research Article

Novel Associations for Hypothyroidism Include Known Autoimmune Risk Loci

  • Nicholas Eriksson mail,

    nick@23andme.com

    Affiliation: 23andMe, Inc., Mountain View, California, United States of America

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  • Joyce Y. Tung,
  • Amy K. Kiefer,
  • David A. Hinds,
  • Uta Francke,
  • Joanna L. Mountain,
  • Chuong B. Do
  • Published: April 06, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034442

About the Authors

Nicholas Eriksson
23andMe, Inc., Mountain View, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: nick@23andme.com

Competing Interests

The authors are employed by 23andMe and own stock options in the company. PLoS co-founder Michael B. Eisen is a member of the 23andMe Scientific Advisory Board. There are no patents related to this paper to declare. 23andMe may use the results of this paper to provide reports to customers regarding their genetic risk of hypothyroidism. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NE JYT AKK DAH UF JLM CBD. Performed the experiments: NE JYT AKK DAH UF JLM CBD. Analyzed the data: NE DAH CBD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NE DAH CBD. Wrote the paper: NE CBD.