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

Dulik, M.C.; Owings, A.C.; Gaieski, J.B.; [8 authors]; Gibson, N.; Andrews, T.D.; Schurr, T.G.; The Genographic Consortium [including D. Comas and J. Bertranpetit].  2012. Y-chromosomeanalysis reveals genetic divergence and new founding native lineages in Athapaskanand Eskimoan-speaking populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109 (22): 8471-8476. PMID: 22586127.

Campbell, C.L.; Palamara, P.F.; Dubrovsky, M.; [10 authors]; Comas, D.; Friedman, E.; Pe’er, I.; Ostrer, H.  2012. North African Jewish and non-Jewish populations form distinctive, orthogonal clusters. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109 (34): 13865-13870.

Behar, D.M.; Harmant, C.; Manry, J.; [5 authors]; Bauduer, F.; Comas, D.; Quintana‑Murci, L. The Genographic Consortium [including J. Bertranpetit].  2012. The Basque Paradigm: Genetic Evidence of a Maternal Continuity in the Franco‑Cantabrian Region since Pre‑Neolithic Times. American Journal of Human Genetics 90: 486‑493.

ArunKumar, G.; Soria Hernández, D.F.; Kavitha, V.J.; [12 authors]; Smith, C.T.; Platt, D.E.; Pitchappan, R. The Genographic Consortium [including D. Comas and J. Bertranpetit].  2012. Population Differentiation of Southern Indian Male Lineages Correlates with Agricultural Expansions Predating the Caste System. PLOS ONE 7 (11).

Sikora, M.; Laayouni, H.; Calafell, F.; Comas, D.; Bertranpetit, J. 2011. A genomic analysis identifies a novel component in the genetic structure of sub-Saharan African populations. European Journal of Human Genetics 19: 84-88.