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  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it published Online First. Reference 3 has been corrected.

  • Contributors SA and JD conducted the data analysis. All authors contributed to data interpretation. SA wrote the manuscript. All authors were involved in editing or quality control. All authors are accountable for their own contribution, in addition to all aspects of the manuscript. All authors have approved the submitted version of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests JvdB reports grants from Amgen, Eli Lilly and UCB, outside the submitted work. AB received research grants to her department from Celgene and AbbVie, and speakers’ fees or honoraria from Sandoz, UCB, Lilly, Novartis and Biogen, and Gilead also to her department, not related to the current study. FdV supervises 3 PhD students who are employed with F. Hoffmann La Roche Ltd (Basel, Switzerland/Welwyn Garden City, UK). He has not received any fees or reimbursements for this, and the topics of their PhD thesis are not related to the current study proposal. SA, JD, AMB, PCS and TPvS have no competing interests.

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