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

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.

Putku,M.; Katrin Kepp; Elin Org; Siim Sõber; David Comas; [10 authors]; Viktor Kožich; Patricia B. Munroe; Maris Laan 2011. Novel Polymorphic Aluyb8 Insertion in Wnk Gene Associated with Blood Pressure RegulationJournal of Hypertension 28: 347-348.

Montano V.; Ferri G.; Marcari V.; Batini C.; Anyaele O.; Destro-Bisol G.; Comas D. 2011. The Bantu expansion revisited: a new analysis of Y chromosome variation in Central Western Africa.  Molecular Ecology 20: 2693-2708.