As its name reveals, the interests of this lab’s research are focused on the analysis of the human genome diversity with the aim of inferring the genomic and population processes that are responsible for this diversity, and outlining the population and epidemiological consequences of the human genetic variability. Its main research lines are, therefore, not only connected with human genome diversity, but also with population genetics, genome variation and disease susceptibility, and genome evolution and disease.

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Publications Publications

Rabionet R.; Remesal A.; Mensa-Vilaró A.; Murías S.; Alcobendas R.; González-Roca E.; Ruiz-Ortiz E.; Antón J.; Iglesias E.; Modesto C.; Comas D.; Puig A.; Drechsel O.; Ossowski S.; Yagüe J.; Merino R.; Estivill X.; Arostegui J.I. 2019. Biallelic loss-of-function LACC1/FAMIN Mutations Presenting as Rheumatoid Factor-Negative Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Scientific Reports. 9(1):4579 doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-40874-2

Viscardi L.H., Paixão-Côrtes V.R., Comas D., Salzano F.M., Rovaris D., Bau C.D., Amorim C.E.G., Bortolini M.C. 2018. Searching for ancient balanced polymorphisms shared between Neanderthals and modern humans. Genetics and Molecular Biology. 41(1):67-81 doi: 10.1590/1678-4685-gmb-2017-0308

Font-Porterias, N.; Solé-Morata, N.; Serra-Vidal, G.; Bekada, A.; Fadhlaoui-Zid, K.; Zalloua, P.; Calafell, F.; Comas, D. (2018) The genetic landscape of Mediterranean North African populations through complete mtDNA sequences. Annals of Human Biology. 45(1):98-104 doi: 10.1080/03014460.2017.1413133

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

Comas, D.; Luiselli, D.; Rickards, O. (2018) Human population genetics of the Mediterranean. Annals of Human Biology. 45(1):1-4 doi: 10.1080/03014460.2017.1416909