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
Botigue, L. R.; Henn, B. M.; Gravel, S.; [7 authors]; Bertranpetit, J.; Comas, D.; Bustamante, C. D. 2013. Gene flow from North Africa contributes to differential human genetic diversity in southern Europe. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110 (29):11791-11796
Boattini, A.; Martinez-Cruz, B.; Sarno, S.; Harmant, C.; [5 authors]; Quintana-Murci, L.; Comas, D.; Pettener, D.; the Genographic, Consortium. 2013. Uniparental Markers in Italy Reveal a Sex-Biased Genetic Structure and Different Historical Strata. PLoS ONE. 8 (5):e65441
Badro, D.A.; Douaihy, B.; Haber, M.; [6 authors]; Soria-Hernanz, D. F.; Wells, R. S.; Tyler-Smith, C.; Platt, D. E.; Zalloua, P. A.; The Genographic, Consortium. 2013. Y-Chromosome and mtDNA Genetics Reveal Significant Contrasts in Affinities of Modern Middle Eastern Populations with European and African Populations. PLoS ONE. 8 (1):e54616