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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Publicaciones Publicaciones

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.

Batini, C.; Lopes, J.; Behar, D. M.; Calafell, F.; [3 authors]; Spedini, G.; Destro-Bisol, G.; Comas, D. 2011. Insights into the demographic history of African Pygmies from complete mitochondrial genomesMolecular Biology and Evolution 28: 1099-1110.

Batini, C.; Ferri, G.; Destro-Bisol, G.; [12 authors]; Ebbesen, P.; Comas, D.; Capelli, C. 2011. Signatures of the pre-agricultural peopling processes in sub-Saharan Africa as revealed by the phylogeography of early Y chromosome lineagesMolecular Biology and Evolution 28: 2603-2613.

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.

Henn, B.M.; Botigu, L.R.; Gravel, S.; [6 authors];Bertranpetit, J.; Bustamante, C.D.; Comas, D.  2012. Genomic Ancestry of North Africans Supports Back-to-Africa Migrations. PLoS Genetics 8 (1): e1002397.