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Bosch E, Calafell F, González-Neira A, Flaiz C, Mateu E, Scheil H-G, Huckenbeck W, Efremovska L, Mikerezi I, Xirotiris N, Grasa C, Schmidt H, Comas D (2006) Paternal and maternal lineages in the Balkans show a homogeneous landscape over linguistic barriers, except for the isolated Aromuns. Annals of Human Genetics 70:459-487.

González-Neira A, Ke X, Lao O, Calafell F, Navarro A, Comas D, Cann H, Bumpstead S, Ghori J, Hunt S, Deloukas P, Dunham I, Cardon LR, Bertranpetit J (2006) The portability of tagSNPs across populations: a worldwide survey. Genome Research 16:323-330

Gardner M, González-Neira A, Lao O, Calafell F, Bertranpetit J, Comas D (2006) Extreme population differences across Neuregulin 1 gene, with implications for association studies. Molecular Psychiatry 11: 66-75.

Ramírez-Soriano A, Lao O, Soldevila M, Calafell F, Bertranpetit J, Comas D (2005) Haplotype tagging efficiency in worldwide populations in CTLA4 gene. Genes and Immunity 6(8): 646-657.

Coia V, Destro-Bisol G, Verginelli F, Boschi I, Cruciani F, Spedini G, Comas D, Calafell F (2005) MtDNA variation in North Cameroon: lack of Asian lineages and implications for backmigration from Asia to sub-Saharan Africa. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 128(3):678-681.

Sampietro ML, Caramelli D, Lao O, Calafell F, Comas D, Lari M, Agusti B, Bertranpetit J, Lalueza-Fox C (2005) The genetics of the pre-Roman Iberian Peninsula: a mtDNA study of ancient Iberians. Annals of Human Genetics 69(5):535-548.

Gonzalez-Neira A, Calafell F, Navarro A, Lao O, Cann H, Comas D, Bertranpetit J (2004) Geographic stratification of linkage disequilibrium: a worldwide population study in a region of chromosome 22. Human Genomics 1(6):399-409.

Clarimon J, Andres AM, Bertranpetit J, Comas D (2004) Comparative analysis of Alu insertion sequences in the APP 5′ flanking region in humans and other primates. Journal of Molecular Evolution 58(6):722-731.

Plaza S, Salas A, Calafell F, Corte-Real F, Bertranpetit J, Carracedo A, Comas D (2004) Insights into the western Bantu dispersal: mtDNA lineage analysis in Angola. Human Genetics 115(5):439-447.

Bertranpetit J, Calafell F, Comas D, Gonzalez-Neira A, Navarro A (2003) Structure of linkage disequilibrium in humans: genome factors and population stratification. Cold Spring Harbour Symposium Quantitative Biology 68:79-88.

Fadhlaoui-Zid K, Plaza S, Calafell F, Ben Amor M, Comas D, Bennamar El gaaied A (2004) Mitochondrial DNA heterogeneity in Tunisian Berbers. Annals of Human Genetics 68:222-233

Comas D, Schmid H, Braeuer S, Flaiz C, Busquets A, Calafell F, Bertranpetit J, Scheil HG, Huckenbeck W, Efremovska L, Schmidt H (2004) Alu insertion polymorphisms in the Balkans and the origins of the Aromuns. Annals of Human Genetics 68:120-127.

Comas D, Plaza S, Wells RS, Yuldaseva N, Lao O, Calafell F, Bertranpetit J (2004) Admixture, migrations, and dispersals in Central Asia: evidence from maternal DNA lineages. European Journal of Human Genetics 12(6):495-504.

Clarimón J, Bertranpetit J, Boada M, Tarraga L, Comas D (2003) HSP70-2 (HSPA1B) is associated with noncognitive symptoms in late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry Neurology.16(3):146-150.

Clarimón J, Bertranpetit J, Calafell F, Boada M, Tarraga L, Comas D (2003) Association study between Alzheimer’s disease and genes involved in Abeta biosynthesis, aggregation and degradation: suggestive results with BACE1. Journal of Neurology 250(8):956-961.

Plaza S, Calafell F, Helal A, Bouzerna N, Lefranc G, Bertranpetit J, Comas D (2003) Joining the Pillars of Hercules: mtDNA sequences show multidirectional gene flow in the Western Mediterranean. Annals of Human Genetics 67(4): 312-328.

Clarimón J, Bertranpetit J, Calafell F, Boada M, Tarraga L, Comas D (2003) Joint analysis of candidate genes related to Alzheimer’s disease in a Spanish population. Psychiatric Genetics. 13(2):85-90.

Clarimón J, Muñoz FJ, Boada M, Tarraga L, Sunyer J, Bertranpetit J, Comas D (2003) Possible increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease associated with neprilysin gene. Journal of Neural Transmission. 110(6):651-657.

Bouqbis L, Izaabel H, Akhayat O, Pérez-Lezaun A, Calafell F, Bertranpetit J, Comas D (2003) Association of the CTLA4 promoter region (-1661G allele) with type 1 diabetes in the South Moroccan population. Genes and Immunity. 4(2):132-137

Calafell F, Comas D, Bertranpetit J (2002) Why names. Genome Research 12(2):219-221

Osier MV, Pakstis AJ, Soodyall H, Comas D, Goldman D, Odunsi A, Okonofua F, Parnas J, Schulz LO, Bertranpetit J, Bonne-Tamir B, Lu RB, Kidd JR, Kidd KK (2002) A global perspective on genetic variation at the ADH genes reveals unusual patterns of linkage disequilibrium and diversity. American Journal of Human Genetics 71(1):84-99.

Martínez-Arias R, Comas D, Bertranpetit J (2002) Determination of long-range haploid DNA sequences in humans: application to the glucocerebrosidase pseudogene. DNA Sequence 13(1):9-13.

Clarimón J, Comas D, Vallés M, Boada M, Tàrraga L, Bertranpetit J (2002) Apolipoprotein E variant (APO E2 Christchurch) in a family with Alzheimer’s disease and altered lipid values. Alzheimer’s Reports (2002) 5 (1):17-20.

Martínez-Arias R, Calafell F, Mateu E, Comas D, Andrés A, Bertranpetit J (2001) Sequence variability of a human pseudogene. Genome Research 11:1071-1085.

Martínez-Arias R, Comas D, Mateu E, Bertranpetit J (2001) Glucocerebrosidase pseudogene variation and Gaucher disease: recognising pseudogene tracts in GBA alleles. Human Mutation 17:191-198.

Bosch E, Calafell F, Comas D, Oefner PJ, Underhill PA, Bertranpetit J (2001) High resolution Y-chromosome SNP dissection: discontinuity between Europe and North Africa. American Journal of Human Genetics 68:1019-1029.

Brakez Z, Bosch E, Izaabel H, Akhayat O, Comas D, Bertranpetit J, Calafell F (2001) Human mitochondrial DNA sequence variation in the Moroccan population of the Souss area. Annals of Human Biology 28:295-307.

Comas D, Plaza S, Calafell F, Sajantila A, Bertranpetit J (2001) Recent insertion of an Alu element within a polymorphic human-specific Alu insertion. Molecular Biology and Evolution 18:85-88.

Martínez-Arias R, Comas D, Andrés-Morán A, Abelló MT, Domingo-Roura X, Bertranpetit J (2000) Tyrosinase gene in gorilla and the albinism of “Snowflake”. Pigment Cell Research 13:467-470.

Comas D, Calafell F, Benchemsi N, Helal A, Lefranc G, Stoneking M, Batzer M, Bertranpetit J, Sajantila A (2000) Alu insertion polymorphisms in Northwest Africa and the Iberian Peninsula: evidence for a strong genetic boundary through the Gibraltar Straits. Human Genetics 107:312-319.

Bosch E, Calafell F, Pérez-Lezaun A, Comas D, Izaabel H, Akhayat O, Sefiani A, Hariti G, Dugoujon JM, Bertranpetit J (2000) Y chromosome STR haplotypes in four populations from Northwestern Africa. International Journal of Legal Medicine 114:36-40.

Bosch E, Calafell F, Pérez-Lezaun A, Clarimón J, Comas D, Mateu E, Martínez-Arias R, Morera B, Brakez Z, Akhayat O, Sefiani A, Hariti G, Cambon-Thomsen A, Bertranpetit J (2000) Genetic structure of  Northwestern Africa revealed by STR analysis. European Journal of Human Genetics 8: 360-366.

Comas D, Calafell F, Bendukidze N, Fañanás L, Bertranpetit J (2000) Georgian and Kurd mtDNA sequence analysis shows a lack of correlation between languages and female genetic lineages. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 112: 5-16.

Bosch E, Calafell F, Santos FR, Pérez-Lezaun A, Comas D, Benchemsi N, Tyler-Smith C, Bertranpetit J (1999) Variation in Short Tandem Repeats is deeply structured by genetic background on the human Y chomosome. American Journal of Human Genetics 65: 1623-1638.

Pérez-Lezaun A, Calafell F, Comas D, Mateu E, Bosch E, Martínez-Arias R, Clarimon J, Fiori G, Luiselli D, Facchini F, Pettener D, Bertranpetit J (1999) Sex-specific migration patterns in Central Asian populations, revealed by analysis of Y-chromosome short tandem repeats and mtDNA. American Journal of Human Genetics 65: 208-219.

Comas D, Reynolds R, Sajantila A (1999) Analysis of mtDNA HVRII in several human populations using an immobilixed SSO probe hybridisation assay. European Journal of Human Genetics 7(4): 459-468.

Comas D, Calafell F, Mateu E, Pérez-Lezaun A, Bosch E, Martínez-Arias R, Clarimon J, Facchini F, Fiori G, Luiselli D, Pettener D, Bertranpetit J (1998) Trading genes along the Silk Road: mitochondrial DNA sequences and the origin of Central Asian populations. American Journal of Human Genetics 63: 1824-1838.

Comas D, Calafell F, Mateu E, Pérez-Lezaun A, Bosch E, Martínez-Arias R, Bertranpetit J (1998) HLA evidence for the lack of genetic heterogeneity in Basques. Annals of Human Genetics 62:123-132.

Salas A, Comas D, Lareu MV, Bertranpetit J, Carracedo A (1998) mtDNA analysis of the Galician population: a genetic edge of European variation. European Journal of Human Genetics 6: 365-375.

Comas D, Mateu E, Calafell F, Pérez-Lezaun A, Bosch E, Martínez-Arias R, Bertranpetit J (1998) HLA class I and class II DNA typing and the origin of Basques. Tissue Antigens 51(1): 30-40.

Mateu E, Comas D, Calafell F, Pérez-Lezaun A, Abade A, Bertranpetit J (1997) A tale of two islands: population history and mitochondrial DNA sequence variation of Bioko and Sao Tomé, Gulf of Guinea. Annals of Human Genetics 61: 507-518.

Pérez-Lezaun A, Calafell F, Seielstad M, Mateu E, Comas D, Bosch E, Bertranpetit J (1997) Population genetics of Y chromosome short tandem repeats in humans. Journal of Molecular Evolution 45 (3): 265-270.

Pérez-Lezaun A, Calafell F, Mateu E, Comas D, Bertranpetit J (1997) Allele frequencies for 20 microsatellites in a worldwide population survey. Human Heredity 47: 189-196.

Bosch E, Calafell F, Pérez-Lezaun A, Comas D, Mateu E, Bertranpetit J (1997) A population history of North Africa: evidence from classical genetic markers. Human Biology 69(3):295-311.

Comas D, Calafell F, Mateu E, Pérez-Lezaun A, Bosch E, Bertranpetit J (1997) Mitochondrial DNA variation and the origin of the Europeans. Human Genetics 99:443-449.

Pérez-Lezaun A, Calafell F, Mateu, E, Comas D, Ruíz-Pacheco R, Bertranpetit J (1997) Microsatellite variation and the differentiation of modern humans. Human Genetics 99:1-7.

Pérez-Lezaun A, Calafell F, Mateu E, Comas D, Bertranpetit J (1996) Identification of a base pair substitution at the tetranucleotide tandem repeat locus DHFRP2 (AAAC)n in a worldwide survey. International Journal of Legal Medicine 109: 159-160.

Comas D, Calafell F, Mateu E, Pérez-Lezaun A, Bertranpetit J (1996) Geographic variation in human mitochondrial DNA control region sequence: the population history of Turkey and its relationship to the European populations. Molecular Biology and Evolution 13 (8): 1067-1077.

Comas D, Pääbo S, Bertranpetit J (1995) Heteroplasmy in the control region of human mitochondrial DNA. Genome Research 5: 89-90.

Bertranpetit J, Sala, J, Calafell F, Underhill PA, Moral P, Comas D (1995) Human mitochondrial DNA variation and the origin of Basques. Annals of Human Genetics 59: 63-81.

BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Calafell F, Comas D, Pérez-Lezaun A, Bosch E, Morera B, Bertranpetit J (2000) Evolutionary processes and micro-differentiation: emergence and detection of population-specific variation. In America Past, America Present: genes and languages in the Americas and Beyond. C. Renfrew Ed. pp15- 28.

Calafell F, Comas D, Pérez-Lezaun A, Bertranpetit J. Genetics and Population History of Central Asia (2000). In Archaeogenetics: DNA and the population prehistory of Europe. C. Renfrew and K Boyle Eds. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge University pp 259-266.

Bertranpetit J, Calafell F, Comas D , Pérez-Lezaun A, Mateu E (1996) Mitochondrial DNA sequences in Europe: an insight on population history. In Molecular Biology and Human Diversity. A. Boyce and N. Mascie-Taylor Eds, Cambridge University Press pp 112-129.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Bosch E, Calafell F, Plaza S, Pérez-Lezaun A, Comas D, Bertranpetit J (2003) Genética e historia de las poblaciones del norte de África y la península Ibérica. Investigación y Ciencia 317:62-69.

Comas D (2001) De Mendel al genoma humano. Quark 20:16-19.

 Comas D (2000) Diversidad del cromosoma Y: tras los pasos de Adán. Biomedia, October 11th (http://www.biomeds.net/biomedia/R21).

Comas D (2000) Lenguas y linajes maternos: análisis del DNA mitocondrial de georgianos y kurdos. Biomedia, July 26th (http://www.biomeds.net/biomedia/R17).

Bertranpetit J, Comas D, Calafell F, Pérez-Lezaun A, Bosch E, Martínez-Arias R (1997) El pasado está en los genes. Mundo científico 179:425-431.