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  1. University of Sydney, Institute for Immunology and Allergy Research, Westmead Millennium Institute, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

    • David R Booth
    • , Robert N Heard
    •  & Graeme J Stewart
  2. Hunter Medical Research Institute, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia.

    • Mathew Cox
    • , Rodney J Scott
    •  & Jeannette Lechner-Scott
  3. Section for Experimental Neurology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

    • An Goris
    • , Rita Dobosi
    •  & Bénédicte Dubois
  4. Public Health Genomics Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland.

    • Janna Saarela
    •  & Virpi Leppä
  5. Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

    • Janna Saarela
    • , Virpi Leppä
    •  & Leena Peltonen
  6. The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK.

    • Leena Peltonen
  7. Department of Neurology, Kuopio University Central Hospital, Kuopio, Finland.

    • Tuula Pirttila
  8. INSERM, UMR_S975, Centre de Recherche Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle, Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 06, Paris, France.

    • Isabelle Cournu-Rebeix
    •  & Bertrand Fontaine
  9. Fédération des maladies du système nerveux, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France.

    • Isabelle Cournu-Rebeix
    •  & Bertrand Fontaine
  10. Department of Medical Sciences and Interdisciplinary Research Center of Autoimmune Diseases, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy.

    • Laura Bergamaschi
    •  & Sandra D'Alfonso
  11. Clinica Neurologica, Ospedale Maggiore della Carità, Novara, Italy.

    • Maurizio Leone
  12. Department of Neurology, University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.

    • Åslaug R Lorentzen
    • , Hanne F Harbo
    •  & Elisabeth G Celius
  13. Institute of Immunology, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.

    • Åslaug R Lorentzen
  14. Institute of Basal Medical Sciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

    • Anne Spurkland
  15. Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

    • Jenny Link
    • , Ingrid Kockum
    • , Tomas Olsson
    •  & Jan Hillert
  16. University of Cambridge, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.

    • Maria Ban
    • , Amie Baker
    • , Anu Kemppinen
    • , Stephen Sawcer
    •  & Alastair Compston
  17. Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK.

    • Neil P Robertson
  18. Program in Translational NeuroPsychiatric Genomics, Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    • Philip L De Jager
  19. Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    • Philip L De Jager
  20. Broad Institute of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

    • Philip L De Jager
    •  & David A Hafler
  21. Department of Neurology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

    • David A Hafler
  22. Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA.

    • Lisa F Barcellos
  23. Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    • Adrian J Ivinson
  24. John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA.

    • Jacob L McCauley
    •  & Margaret A Pericak-Vance
  25. Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA.

    • Jorge R Oksenberg
    •  & Stephen L Hauser
  26. Center for Human Genetics Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

    • David Sexton
    •  & Jonathan Haines


  1. International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium (IMSGC)*

    *A full list of authors and affiliations appears at the end of the paper.



    D.R.B., R.N.H., G.J.S., M.C., R.J.S., J.L.-S., A.G., R.D., B.D., J.S., V.L., L.P., T.P., I.C.-R., B.F., L.B., S.D., M.L., A.R.L., E.G.C., H.F.H., A.S., J.L., I.K., T.O., J.H., M.B., A.B., A.K., S.S., A.C., N.P.R., P.L.D., D.A.H., L.F.B., A.J.I., J.L.M., M.A.P.-V., J.R.O., S.L.H., D.S. and J.H. designed the study, coordinated sample and data handling and contributed to the manuscript. M.C., A.G., R.D., V.L., I.C.-R., L.B., A.R.L., J.L. and A.B. performed the genotyping. M.B. and S.S. performed the statistical analysis.

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