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.

Lab website: Comas Lab

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Publications Publications

Prado-Martinez, J.;  Sudmant, P. H.; Kidd, J. M.;[46 authors]; Comas, D.; [12 authors]; Navarro, A.; Akey, J. M.; Bertranpetit, J.;[9 authors]; Marques-Bonet, T. 2013. Great ape genetic diversity and population history. Nature. 499 (7459):471-475


Montano, V.; Marcari, V.; Pavanello, M.; Anyaele, O.; Comas, D.; Destro-Bisol, G.; Batini, C. 2013. The influence of habitats on female mobility in Central and Western Africa inferred from human mitochondrial variation. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 13


Messina, F.;  Finocchio, A.; Rolfo, M. F.; [8 authors]; Berti, A.; Comas, D.; Rickards, O. 2013. Genetic analysis of some mountain communities of Central Italy isolated areas. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 150:197-198


Mendizabal, I.; Lao, O.; Marigorta, U. M.; Kayser, M.; Comas, D. 2013. Implications of Population History of European Romani on Genetic Susceptibility to Disease. Human Heredity. 76 (3-4):194-200


Haber, M.;  Gauguier, D.;  Youhanna, S.;  [7 authros];  Bertranpetit, J.;  Tyler-Smith, C.;  Comas, D.;  Zalloua. P.A. 2013. Genome-Wide Diversity in the Levant Reveals Recent Structuring by Culture. PLoS Genetic. 9 (2):e1003316