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

Meló, M.; Javed, A.; Pybus, M.; Zalloua, P.; Haber, M.; Comas, D.; [8 authors]; Calafell, F.; Bertranpetit, J.; The Genographic Consortium.  2012. Recombination gives a new insight in the effective population size and the history of the Old World human populations. Molecular Biology and Evolution 29 (1): 25-30.

Martínez-Cruz, B.; Harmant, C.; Platt, D.E.; [6 authors]; Oyharabal, B.; Quintana-Murci, L.; Comas, D. The Genographic Consortium [including J. Bertranpetit].  2012. Evidence of pre-Roman tribal genetic structure in Basques from uniparentally inherited markers. Molecular Biology and Evolution 29 (9): 2211-2222.

Martínez-Cruz, B.; Ioana, M.; Calafell, F.; [7 authors]; Plantiga, T.; van der Meer, J.W.M.; Comas, D.; Netea, M. The Genographic Consortium [including J. Bertranpetit]. 2012. Y-chromosome analysis in individuals bearing the Basarab name of the first dynasty of Wallachian kings. PLOS ONE 7 (7): e41803.

Lu, Y.; Wang, C.; Qin, Z.; Wen, B.; Farina, S.E.; Jin, L.; Li, H.; The Genographic Consortium [including D. Comas and J. Bertranpetit].  2012. Mitochondrial origin of the matrilocal Mosuo people in China. Mitochondrial DNA 23 (1): 13-19. PMID: 22295860.

Kang, L.; Lu, Y.; Wang, C.; Hu, K.; Chen, F.; Liu, K.; Li, S.; Jin, L.; Li, H.; The Genographic Consortium [including D. Comas and J. Bertranpetit].  2012.Y-chromosome O3 haplogroup diversity in Sino-Tibetan populations reveals two migration routes into the easternHimalayas. Annals of Human Genetics 76 (1): 92-99. PMID: 22111786.