The general topics that the Genomics of Individuality lab is interested in revolve around the genomics of individuality: What is there in our genomes that makes us the way we are? What does it tell us about our ancestry? How does it affect our susceptibility to diseases? How can this be applied in practical settings (i.e., in forensic genetics)? In particular, its research focuses on populations on both sides of the western Mediterranean, looking at genetic structure, and contacts, and, in particular, populations that are geographically or socially isolated.

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Publications Publications

Flores-Bello A.; Mas-Ponte D.; Rosu M.E.; Bosch E.; Calafell F.; Comas D. 2018. Sequence diversity of the Rh blood group system in Basques. European Journal of Human Genetics. : doi: 10.1038/s41431-018-0232-1


Villaescusa, P.; Illescas, M.J.; Valverde, L.; Baeta, M.; Nuñez, C.; Martínez-Jarreta, B.; Zarrabetia, M.T.; Calafell, F.; de Pancorbo, M.M. 2017. Characterization of the Iberian Y chromosome haplogroup R-DF27 in Northern Spain. Forensic science international. 27: 142-148


Solé-Morata, N.; García-Fernández, C.; Urasin, V.; Bekada, A.; Fadhlaoui-Zid, K.; Zalloua, P.; Comas, D. & Calafell, F. Whole Y-chromosome sequences reveal an extremely recent origin of the most common North African paternal lineage E-M183 (M81) Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 15941(2017) doi:10.1038/s41598-017-16271-y


Perez de los Cobos, J.M.D.; Alcaraz, S.; Siñol, N.; Arranz, M.J.; Trujols, J.; Battle, F.; Calafell, F.; Durán-Sindreu, S.;Salazar,J. 2017. Satisfaction With Methadone and Opioid Receptor Genes Polymorphisms in Treatment-Refractory Heroin-Dependent Patients. Journal of Clinical psychopharmacology. 37(3): 378-380


Neus Solé-Morata;Patricia Villaescusa;Carla García-Fernández;Neus Font-Porterias;María José Illescas;Laura Valverde;Francesca Tassi;Silvia Ghirotto;Claude Férec;Karen Rouault;Susana Jiménez-Moreno;Begoña Martínez-Jarreta;Maria Fátima Pinheiro;María T. Zarrabeitia;Ángel Carracedo;Marian M. de Pancorbo; Francesc Calafell 2017. Analysis of the R1b-DF27 haplogroup shows that a large fraction of Iberian Y-chromosome lineages originated recently in situ. Scientific Reports. 7:artículo 7341