Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-11-29
Received: 30 August 2019
Accepted: 23 November 2019
First Online: 29 November 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The authors assert that all procedures contributing to this work comply with the ethical standards of the relevant national and institutional committees on human experimentation and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008. All samples used in this study were de-identified before being provided and usage of these samples for research purposes was approved by an ethical committee or Institutional Review Board (IRB). For samples collected in Kenya, the study was approved by the KEMRI Scientific and Ethics Review Unit (SERU), Nairobi, Kenya (Protocol # KEMRI/SERU/CGHR/102/3554). Since all study participants were minors, informed consent forms were signed by parents/guardians of the study participants, and verbal assents were obtained from all study participants.
: Not applicable.
: OL and LJS are current employees of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, a Johnson and Johnson Company, and may own stock or stock options in that company. EG and MZ are current employees of InfYnity Biomarkers. MRO declares that he has no competing interests.