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

Lazaridis, I.; Nadel, D.; Rollefson, G.; [27 authors]; Comas, D.; [15 authors]; Torroni, A.; Wilson, J.F.; Yengo, L. 2016. Genomic insights into the origin of farming in the ancient Near East. Nautre 536(7617):419-424

Haber, M.; Mezzavilla, M.; Xue, Y.; Comas, D.; Gasparini, P.; Zalloua, P.; Tyler-Smith, C. (2016). Genetic evidence for an origin of the Armenians from Bronze Age mixing of multiple populationsEuropean Journal of Human Genetics 24(6):931-6

Flesch, B.K.; Morar, B.; Comas, D.; Muñiz-Diaz, E.; Nogués, N and Kalaydjieva, L. 2016. The AQP1 del601G mutation in different European Romani (Gypsy) populations. Blood Transfus 14:580-581


Colobran, R.; Franco-Jarava, C.; Martín-Nalda, A.; Baena, N.; Gabau, E.; Padilla, N.; de la Cruz, X.; Pujol-Borrell, R.; Comas, D.; Soler-Palacín, P.; Hernández-González, M. (2016). Novel Mutations Causing C5 Deficiency in Three North-African FamiliesJournal of Clinical Immunology 36(4):338-296

Sudmant, P. H.; Mallick,S.; Nelson, B. J.; [22 authors]; Comas, D.; [21 authors]; Patterson, N.; Reich, D.; Eichler, E. E. 2015. Global diversity, population stratification, and selection of human copy-number variation.  Science 349(6253).