Recent publications


The genetic legacy of the Yaghnobis: A witness of an ancient Eurasian ancestry in the historically reshuffled central Asian gene pool. Cilli E, Sarno S, Gnecchi Ruscone GA, Serventi P, De Fanti S, Delaini P, Ognibene P, Basello GP, Ravegnini G, Angelini S, Ferri G, Gentilini D, Di Blasio AM, Pelotti S, Pettener D, Sazzini M, Panaino A, Luiselli D, Gruppioni G. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2019 Jan 29. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.23789. [Epub ahead of print]

A Combined Targeted and Whole Exome Sequencing Approach Identified Novel Candidate Genes Involved in Heritable Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Barozzi C, Galletti M, Tomasi L, De Fanti S, Palazzini M, Manes A, Sazzini M, Galiè N. Sci Rep. 2019 Jan 24;9(1):753. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-37277-0.


Evidence of polygenic adaptation to high altitude from Tibetan and Sherpa genomes. Gnecchi-Ruscone GA, Abondio P, De Fanti S, Sarno S, Sherpa MG, Sherpa PT, Marinelli G, Natali L, Di Marcello M, Peluzzi D, Luiselli D, Pettener D, Sazzini M. Genome Biol Evol. 2018 Nov 1;10(11):2919-2930. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evy233.

Inflammaging: a new immune-metabolic viewpoint for age-related diseases. Franceschi C, Garagnani P, Parini P, Giuliani C, Santoro A. Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2018 Oct;14(10):576-590. doi: 10.1038/s41574-018-0059-4. Review.

Impact of demography and population dynamics on the genetic architecture of human longevity. Giuliani C, Sazzini M, Pirazzini C, Bacalini MG, Marasco E, Ruscone GAG, Fang F, Sarno S, Gentilini D, Di Blasio AM, Crocco P, Passarino G, Mari D, Monti D, Nacmias B, Sorbi S, Salvarani C, Catanoso M, Pettener D, Luiselli D, Ukraintseva S, Yashin A, Franceschi C, Garagnani P. Aging (Albany NY). 2018 Aug 8;10(8):1947-1963. doi: 10.18632/aging.101515.

Impact of non-LTR retrotransposons in the differentiation and evolution of anatomically modern humans. Guichard E, Peona V, Malagoli Tagliazucchi G, Abitante L, Jagoda E, Musella M, Ricci M, Rubio-Roldán A, Sarno S, Luiselli D, Pettener D, Taccioli C, Pagani L, Garcia-Perez JL, Boattini A. Mob DNA. 2018 Aug 15;9:28. doi: 10.1186/s13100-018-0133-4. eCollection 2018.

Transposable Elements Activity is Positively Related to Rate of Speciation in Mammals. Ricci M, Peona V, Guichard E, Taccioli C, Boattini A.J Mol Evol. 2018 Jun;86(5):303-310. doi: 10.1007/s00239-018-9847-7.

Pharmacogenetic landscape of Metabolic Syndrome components drug response in Tunisia and comparison with worldwide populations. Jmel H, Romdhane L, Ben Halima Y, Hechmi M, Naouali C, Dallali H, Hamdi Y, Shan J, Abid A, Jamoussi H, Trabelsi S, Chouchane L, Luiselli D, Abdelhak S, Kefi R. PLoS One. 2018 Apr 13;13(4):e0194842. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194842. eCollection 2018.

Male DNA under female fingernails after scratching: transfer and persistence evaluation by RT-PCR analysis and Y-STR typing. Iuvaro A, Bini C, Dilloo S, Sarno S, Pelotti S.Int J Legal Med. 2018 Apr 17. doi: 10.1007/s00414-018-1839-z.

Genetic variability of CYP2D6, CYP2B6, CYP2C9 and CYP2C19 genes across the Italian Peninsula. Carano F, Sarno S, De Fanti S, Serventi P, Bini C, Luiselli D, Pelotti S. Ann Hum Biol. 2018 Feb;45(1):66-71. doi: 10.1080/03014460.2017.1378368.

Ripples on the surface. Surnames and genes in Sicily and Southern Italy. Boattini A, Sarno S, Fiorani O, Lisa A, Luiselli D, Pettener D. Ann Hum Biol. 2018 Feb;45(1):57-65. doi: 10.1080/03014460.2017.1411525.

Iron Age Italic population genetics: the Piceni from Novilara (8th-7th century BC). Serventi P, Panicucci C, Bodega R, De Fanti S, Sarno S, Fondevila Alvarez M, Brisighelli F, Trombetta B, Anagnostou P, Ferri G, Vazzana A, Delpino C, Gruppioni G, Luiselli D, Cilli E. Ann Hum Biol. 2018 Feb;45(1):34-43. doi: 10.1080/03014460.2017.1414876.

Three Reportedly Unrelated Families With Liddle Syndrome Inherited From a Common Ancestor. Pagani L, Diekmann Y, Sazzini M, De Fanti S, Rondinelli M, Farnetti E, Casali B, Caretto A, Novara F, Zuffardi O, Garagnani P, Mantero F, Thomas MG, Luiselli D, Rossi E. Hypertension. 2018 Feb;71(2):273-279. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.117.10491.

Human population genetics of the Mediterranean. Comas D, Luiselli D, Rickards O. Ann Hum Biol. 2018 Feb;45(1):1-4. doi: 10.1080/03014460.2017.1416909.


The genomic landscape of Nepalese Tibeto-Burmans reveals new insights into the recent peopling of Southern Himalayas. Gnecchi-Ruscone GA, Jeong C, De Fanti S, Sarno S, Trancucci M, Gentilini D, Di Blasio AM, Sherpa MG, Sherpa PT, Marinelli G, Di Marcello M, Natali L, Peluzzi D, Pettener D, Di Rienzo A, Luiselli D, Sazzini M. Sci Rep. 2017 Nov 14;7(1):15512. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-15862-z.

The genetic variation in the R1a clade among the Ashkenazi Levites' Y chromosome. Behar DM, Saag L, Karmin M, Gover MG, Wexler JD, Sanchez LF, Greenspan E, Kushniarevich A, Davydenko O, Sahakyan H, Yepiskoposyan L, Boattini A, Sarno S, Pagani L, Carmi S, Tzur S, Metspalu E, Bormans C, Skorecki K, Metspalu M, Rootsi S, Villems R. Sci Rep. 2017 Nov 2;7(1):14969. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-14761-7.

Reply to d'Huy et al.: Navigating biases and charting new ground in the cultural diffusion of folktales. Bortolini E, Pagani L, Crema ER, Sarno S, Barbieri C, Boattini A, Sazzini M, da Silva SG, Martini G, Metspalu M, Pettener D, Luiselli D, Tehrani JJ. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Oct 10;114(41):E8556. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1715139114.

Lactase persistence in Tunisia as a result of admixture with other Mediterranean populations. Ben Halima Y, Kefi R, Sazzini M, Giuliani C, De Fanti S, Nouali C, Nagara M, Mengozzi G, Elouej S, Abid A, Jamoussi H, Chouchane L, Romeo G, Abdelhak S, Luiselli D. Genes Nutr. 2017 Aug 24;12:20. doi: 10.1186/s12263-017-0573-3.

Inferring patterns of folktale diffusion using genomic data. Bortolini E, Pagani L, Crema ER, Sarno S, Barbieri C, Boattini A, Sazzini M, da Silva SG, Martini G, Metspalu M, Pettener D, Luiselli D, Tehrani JJ. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Aug 22;114(34):9140-9145. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1614395114.

Multiple selective events at the PRDM16 functional pathway shaped adaptation of western European populations to different climate conditions. Quagliarello A, De Fanti S, Giuliani C, Abondio P, Serventi P, Sarno S, Sazzini M, Luiselli D. J Anthropol Sci. 2017 Jul 10. doi: 10.4436/JASS.95011. [Epub ahead of print].

Ancient and recent admixture layers in Sicily and Southern Italy trace multiple migration routes along the Mediterranean. Sarno S, Boattini A, Pagani L, Sazzini M, De Fanti S, Quagliariello A, Gnecchi Ruscone GA, Guichard E, Ciani G, Bortolini E, Barbieri C, Cilli E, Petrilli R, Mikerezi I, Sineo L, Vilar M, Wells S, Luiselli D, Pettener D. Sci Rep. 2017 May 16;7(1):1984. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-01802-4.

A bio-cultural approach to the study of food choice: The contribution of taste genetics, population and culture. Risso DS, Giuliani C, Antinucci M, Morini G, Garagnani P, Tofanelli S, Luiselli D. Appetite. 2017 Mar 31;114:240-247. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2017.03.046. [Epub ahead of print].

East of the Andes: The genetic profile of the Peruvian Amazon populations. Di Corcia T, Sanchez Mellado C, Davila Francia TJ, Ferri G, Sarno S, Luiselli D, Rickards O. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2017 Mar 25. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.23209. [Epub ahead of print].

Intra-individual purifying selection on mitochondrial DNA variants during human oogenesis. De Fanti S, Vicario S, Lang M, Simone D, Magli C, Luiselli D, Gianaroli L, Romeo G. Hum Reprod. 2017 Mar 9:1-8. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dex051. [Epub ahead of print].

Assessing the combined effect of extremely low-frequency magnetic field exposure and oxidative stress on LINE-1 promoter methylation in human neural cells. Giorgi G, Pirazzini C, Bacalini MG, Giuliani C, Garagnani P, Capri M, Bersani F, Del Re B. Radiat Environ Biophys. 2017 Mar 3. doi: 10.1007/s00411-017-0683-8. [Epub ahead of print].

Centenarians as extreme phenotypes: An ecological perspective to get insight into the relationship between the genetics of longevity and age-associated diseases. Giuliani C, Pirazzini C, Delledonne M, Xumerle L, Descombes P, Marquis J, Mengozzi G, Monti D, Bellizzi D, Passarino G, Luiselli D, Franceschi C, Garagnani P. Mech Ageing Dev. 2017 Feb 27. pii: S0047-6374(16)30250-0. doi: 10.1016/j.mad.2017.02.007. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

A novel founder MYO15A frameshift duplication is the major cause of genetic hearing loss in Oman. Palombo F, Al-Wardy N, Ruscone GA, Oppo M, Kindi MN, Angius A, Al Lamki K, Girotto G, Giangregorio T, Benelli M, Magi A, Seri M, Gasparini P, Cucca F, Sazzini M, Al Khabori M, Pippucci T, Romeo G. J Hum Genet. 2017 Feb;62(2):259-264. doi: 10.1038/jhg.2016.120.

Overcoming the dichotomy between open and isolated populations using genomic data from a large European dataset. Anagnostou P, Dominici V, Battaggia C, Pagani L, Vilar M, Wells RS, Pettener D, Sarno S, Boattini A, Francalacci P, Colonna V, Vona G, Calò C, Destro Bisol G, Tofanelli S. Sci Rep. 2017 Feb 1;7:41614. doi: 10.1038/srep41614.

Mapping Post-Glacial expansions: The Peopling of Southwest Asia. Platt DE, Haber M, Dagher-Kharrat MB, Douaihy B, Khazen G, Ashrafian Bonab M, Salloum A, Mouzaya F, Luiselli D, Tyler-Smith C, Renfrew C, Matisoo-Smith E, Zalloua PA. Sci Rep. 2017 Jan 6;7:40338. doi: 10.1038/srep40338.

Changes in the genetic structure of a valley in the Pyrenees (Catalonia, Spain). Toledo A, Pámpanas L, García D, Pettener D, González-Martin A. J Biosoc Sci. 2017 Jan;49(1):69-82.


Positive selection of lactase persistence among people of Southern Arabia. Bayoumi R, De Fanti S, Sazzini M, Giuliani C, Quagliariello A, Bortolini E, Boattini A, Al-Habori M, Al-Zubairi AS, Rose JI, Romeo G, Al-Abri A, Luiselli D. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2016 Dec;161(4):676-684. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.23072.
Massive parallel sequencing of human whole mitochondrial genomes with Ion Torrent technology: an optimized workflow for Anthropological and Population Genetics studies. De Fanti S, Vianello D, Giuliani C, Quagliariello A, Cherubini A, Sevini F, Iaquilano N, Franceschi C, Sazzini M, Luiselli D. Mitochondrial DNA A DNA Mapp Seq Anal. 2016 Nov 8:1-8. doi: 10.1080/24701394.2016.1197218. [Epub ahead of print].
Mutation Rates and Discriminating Power for 13 Rapidly-Mutating Y-STRs between Related and Unrelated Individuals. Boattini A, Sarno S, Bini C, Pesci V, Barbieri C, De Fanti S, Quagliariello A, Pagani L, Ayub Q, Ferri G, Pettener D, Luiselli D, Pelotti S. PLoS One. 2016 Nov 1;11(11):e0165678. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165678.
Effect of Bifidobacterium breve on the Intestinal Microbiota of Coeliac Children on a Gluten Free Diet: A Pilot Study. Quagliariello A, Aloisio I, Bozzi Cionci N, Luiselli D, D'Auria G, Martinez-Priego L, Pérez-Villarroya D, Langerholc T, Primec M, Mičetić-Turk D, Di Gioia D. Nutrients. 2016 Oct 22;8(10). pii: E660.
Genetic Variation in the TAS2R38 Bitter Taste Receptor and Smoking Behaviors. Risso DS, Kozlitina J, Sainz E, Gutierrez J, Wooding S, Getachew B, Luiselli D, Berg CJ, Drayna D. PLoS One. 2016 Oct 6;11(10):e0164157. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164157.
Systemic Age-Associated DNA Hypermethylation of ELOVL2 Gene: In Vivo and In Vitro Evidences of a Cell Replication Process. Bacalini MG, Deelen J, Pirazzini C, De Cecco M, Giuliani C, Lanzarini C, Ravaioli F, Marasco E, van Heemst D, Suchiman HE, Slieker R, Giampieri E, Recchioni R, Mercheselli F, Salvioli S, Vitale G, Olivieri F, Spijkerman AM, Dollé ME, Sedivy JM, Castellani G, Franceschi C, Slagboom PE, Garagnani P. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Sep 26. pii: glw185. [Epub ahead of print].
Epigenetic Variability across Human Populations: A Focus on DNA Methylation Profiles of the KRTCAP3, MAD1L1 and BRSK2 Genes. Giuliani C, Sazzini M, Bacalini MG, Pirazzini C, Marasco E, Fontanesi E, Franceschi C, Luiselli D, Garagnani P. Genome Biol Evol. 2016 Sep 19;8(9):2760-73. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evw186.
Complex interplay between neutral and adaptive evolution shaped differential genomic background and disease susceptibility along the Italian peninsula. Sazzini M, Gnecchi Ruscone GA, Giuliani C, Sarno S, Quagliariello A, De Fanti S, Boattini A, Gentilini D, Fiorito G, Catanoso M, Boiardi L, Croci S, Macchioni P, Mantovani V, Di Blasio AM, Matullo G, Salvarani C, Franceschi C, Pettener D, Garagnani P, Luiselli D. Sci Rep. 2016 Sep 1;6:32513. doi: 10.1038/srep32513.
Formal linguistics as a cue to demographic history. Longobardi G, Ceolin A, Ecay A, Ghirotto S, Guardiano C, Irimia MA, Michelioudakis D, Radkevich N, Pettener D, Luiselli D, Barbujani G. J Anthropol Sci. 2016 Jun 20;94:147-55. doi: 10.4436/JASS.94031.
Evaluation of the effects of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis on newborn intestinal microbiota using a sequencing approach targeted to multi hypervariable 16S rDNA regions. Aloisio I, Quagliariello A, De Fanti S, Luiselli D, De Filippo C, Albanese D, Corvaglia LT, Faldella G, Di Gioia D. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2016 Jun;100(12):5537-46. doi: 10.1007/s00253-016-7410-2.
Ancient pathogen-driven adaptation triggers increased susceptibility to non-celiac wheat sensitivity in present-day European populations. Sazzini M, De Fanti S, Cherubini A, Quagliariello A, Profiti G, Martelli PL, Casadio R, Ricci C, Campieri M, Lanzini A, Volta U, Caio G, Franceschi C, Spisni E, Luiselli D. Genes Nutr. 2016 May 23;11:15. doi: 10.1186/s12263-016-0532-4.
Il ruolo degli alimenti di origine animale nell'evoluzione umana. Luiselli D, Sazzini M, Giuliani C. In “Alimenti di origine animale e salute” Mele M and Pulina G (Eds.). 2016; pp. 43-54, Ed. FrancoAngeli, Milano, Italy.

Global diversity in the TAS2R38 bitter taste receptor: revisiting a classic evolutionary PROPosal. Risso DS, Mezzavilla M, Pagani L, Robino A, Morini G, Tofanelli S, Carrai M, Campa D, Barale R, Caradonna F, Gasparini P, Luiselli D, Wooding S, Drayna D. Sci Rep. 2016 May 3;6:25506. doi: 10.1038/srep25506.
Shared language, diverging genetic histories: high-resolution analysis of Y-chromosome variability in Calabrian and Sicilian Arbereshe. Sarno S, Tofanelli S, De Fanti S, Quagliariello A, Bortolini E, Ferri G, Anagnostou P, Brisighelli F, Capelli C, Tagarelli G, Sineo L, Luiselli D, Boattini A, Pettener D. Eur J Hum Genet. 2016 Apr;24(4):600-6. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2015.138.
Inferring chronological age from DNA methylation patterns of human teeth. Giuliani C, Cilli E, Bacalini MG, Pirazzini C, Sazzini M, Gruppioni G, Franceschi C, Garagnani P, Luiselli D. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2016 Apr;159(4):585-95. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.22921.
The Greeks in the West: genetic signatures of the Hellenic colonisation in southern Italy and Sicily. Tofanelli S, Brisighelli F, Anagnostou P, Busby GB, Ferri G, Thomas MG, Taglioli L, Rudan I, Zemunik T, Hayward C, Bolnick D, Romano V, Cali F, Luiselli D, Shepherd GB, Tusa S, Facella A, Capelli C. Eur J Hum Genet. 2016 Mar;24(3):429-36. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2015.124.

Genes Regulated by Vitamin D in Bone Cells Are Positively Selected in East Asians. Arciero E, Biagini SA, Chen Y, Xue Y, Luiselli D, Tyler-Smith C, Pagani L, Ayub Q. PLoS One. 2015 Dec 31;10(12):e0146072. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146072.
Fine Dissection of Human Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroup HV Lineages Reveals Paleolithic Signatures from European Glacial Refugia. De Fanti S, Barbieri C, Sarno S, Sevini F, Vianello D, Tamm E, Metspalu E, van Oven M, Hübner A, Sazzini M, Franceschi C, Pettener D, Luiselli D. PLoS One. 2015 Dec 7;10(12):e0144391. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144391.
Inferring the genetic history of lactase persistence along the Italian peninsula from a large genomic interval surrounding the LCT gene. De Fanti S, Sazzini M, Giuliani C, Frazzoni F, Sarno S, Boattini A, Marasco E, Mantovani V, Franceschi C, Moral P, Garagnani P, Luiselli D. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2015 Dec;158(4):708-18. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.22814.
Decreased epigenetic age of PBMCs from Italian semi-supercentenarians and their offspring. Horvath S, Pirazzini C, Bacalini MG, Gentilini D, Di Blasio AM, Delledonne M, Mari D, Arosio B, Monti D, Passarino G, De Rango F, D'Aquila P, Giuliani C, Marasco E, Collino S, Descombes P, Garagnani P, Franceschi C. Aging (Albany NY). 2015 Dec;7(12):1159-70.
Tracing Behçet's disease origins along the Silk Road: an anthropological evolutionary genetics perspective. Sazzini M, Garagnani P, Sarno S, De Fanti S, Lazzano T, Yang Yao D, Boattini A, Pazzola G, Maramotti S, Boiardi L, Franceschi C, Salvarani C, Luiselli D. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2015 Nov-Dec;33(6 Suppl 94):S60-6.
Statistical strategies and stochastic predictive models for the MARK-AGE data. Giampieri E, Remondini D, Bacalini MG, Garagnani P, Pirazzini C, Yani SL, Giuliani C, Menichetti G, Zironi I, Sala C, Capri M, Franceschi C, Bürkle A, Castellani G. Mech Ageing Dev. 2015 Nov;151:45-53. doi: 10.1016/j.mad.2015.07.001.
POPULATION GENETICS. Genomic evidence for the Pleistocene and recent population history of Native Americans. Raghavan M, Steinrücken M, Harris K, Schiffels S, Rasmussen S, DeGiorgio M, Albrechtsen A, Valdiosera C, Ávila-Arcos MC, Malaspinas AS, Eriksson A, Moltke I, Metspalu M, Homburger JR, Wall J, Cornejo OE, Moreno-Mayar JV, Korneliussen TS, Pierre T, Rasmussen M, Campos PF, Damgaard Pde B, Allentoft ME, Lindo J, Metspalu E, Rodríguez-Varela R, Mansilla J, Henrickson C, Seguin-Orlando A, Malmström H, Stafford T Jr, Shringarpure SS, Moreno-Estrada A, Karmin M, Tambets K, Bergström A, Xue Y, Warmuth V, Friend AD, Singarayer J, Valdes P, Balloux F, Leboreiro I, Vera JL, Rangel-Villalobos H, Pettener D, Luiselli D, Davis LG, Heyer E, Zollikofer CP, Ponce de León MS, Smith CI, Grimes V, Pike KA, Deal M, Fuller BT, Arriaza B, Standen V, Luz MF, Ricaut F, Guidon N, Osipova L, Voevoda MI, Posukh OL, Balanovsky O, Lavryashina M, Bogunov Y, Khusnutdinova E, Gubina M, Balanovska E, Fedorova S, Litvinov S, Malyarchuk B, Derenko M, Mosher MJ, Archer D, Cybulski J, Petzelt B, Mitchell J, Worl R, Norman PJ, Parham P, Kemp BM, Kivisild T, Tyler-Smith C, Sandhu MS, Crawford M, Villems R, Smith DG, Waters MR, Goebel T, Johnson JR, Malhi RS, Jakobsson M, Meltzer DJ, Manica A, Durbin R, Bustamante CD, Song YS, Nielsen R, Willerslev E. Science. 2015 Aug 21;349(6250):aab3884. doi: 10.1126/science.aab3884.
Tracing the route of modern humans out of Africa by using 225 human genome sequences from Ethiopians and Egyptians. Pagani L, Schiffels S, Gurdasani D, Danecek P, Scally A, Chen Y, Xue Y, Haber M, Ekong R, Oljira T, Mekonnen E, Luiselli D, Bradman N, Bekele E, Zalloua P, Durbin R, Kivisild T, Tyler-Smith C. Am J Hum Genet. 2015 Jun 4;96(6):986-91. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2015.04.019.
Accelerated epigenetic aging in Down syndrome. Horvath S, Garagnani P, Bacalini MG, Pirazzini C, Salvioli S, Gentilini D, Di Blasio AM, Giuliani C, Tung S, Vinters HV, Franceschi C. Aging Cell. 2015 Jun;14(3):491-5. doi: 10.1111/acel.12325.
Expanding X-chromosomal forensic haplotype frequencies database: Italian population data of four linkage groups. Bini C, Riccardi LN, Ceccardi S, Carano F, Sarno S, Luiselli D, Pelotti S. Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2015 Mar;15:127-30. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2014.11.008.
Helena, the hidden beauty: Resolving the most common West Eurasian mtDNA control region haplotype by massively parallel sequencing an Italian population sample. Bodner M, Iuvaro A, Strobl C, Nagl S, Huber G, Pelotti S, Pettener D, Luiselli D, Parson W. Forensic Sci Int Genet. 2015 Mar;15:21-6. doi: 10.1016/j.fsigen.2014.09.012.
A meta-analysis on age-associated changes in blood DNA methylation: results from an original analysis pipeline for Infinium 450k data. Bacalini MG, Boattini A, Gentilini D, Giampieri E, Pirazzini C, Giuliani C, Fontanesi E, Remondini D, Capri M, Del Rio A, Luiselli D, Vitale G, Mari D, Castellani G, Di Blasio AM, Salvioli S, Franceschi C, Garagnani P. Aging (Albany NY). 2015 Feb;7(2):97-109. Erratum in: Aging (Albany NY). 2016 Apr;8(4):831.
Identification of a DNA methylation signature in blood cells from persons with Down Syndrome. Bacalini MG, Gentilini D, Boattini A, Giampieri E, Pirazzini C, Giuliani C, Fontanesi E, Scurti M, Remondini D, Capri M, Cocchi G, Ghezzo A, Del Rio A, Luiselli D, Vitale G, Mari D, Castellani G, Fraga M, Di Blasio AM, Salvioli S, Franceschi C, Garagnani P. Aging (Albany NY). 2015 Feb;7(2):82-96.
Mitochondrial DNA analysis and numerical chromosome condition in human oocytes and polar bodies. Gianaroli L, Luiselli D, Crivello AM, Lang M, Ferraretti AP, De Fanti S, Magli MC, Romeo G. Mol Hum Reprod. 2015 Jan;21(1):46-57. doi: 10.1093/molehr/gau092.
The epigenetic side of human adaptation: hypotheses, evidences and theories. Giuliani C, Bacalini MG, Sazzini M, Pirazzini C, Franceschi C, Garagnani P, Luiselli D. Ann Hum Biol. 2015 Jan;42(1):1-9. doi: 10.3109/03014460.2014.961960. Review.

Between Andes and Amazon: the genetic profile of the Arawak-speaking Yanesha. Barbieri C, Heggarty P, Yang Yao D, Ferri G, De Fanti S, Sarno S, Ciani G, Boattini A, Luiselli D, Pettener D. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2014 Dec;155(4):600-9. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.22616.

A mitochondrial haplogroup is associated with decreased longevity in a historic new world population. Castri L, Luiselli D, Pettener D, Melendez-Obando M, Villegas-Palma R, Barrantes R, Madrigal L. Hum Biol. 2014 Fall;86(4):251-9.
From lifetime to evolution: timescales of human gut microbiota adaptation. Quercia S, Candela M, Giuliani C, Turroni S, Luiselli D, Rampelli S, Brigidi P, Franceschi C, Bacalini MG, Garagnani P, Pirazzini C. Front Microbiol. 2014 Nov 4;5:587. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00587. Review.
Genetic variation in taste receptor pseudogenes provides evidence for a dynamic role in human evolution. Risso D, Tofanelli S, Morini G, Luiselli D, Drayna D. BMC Evol Biol. 2014 Sep 13;14:198. doi: 10.1186/s12862-014-0198-8.
mtDNA mutations in human aging and longevity: controversies and new perspectives opened by high-throughput technologies. Sevini F, Giuliani C, Vianello D, Giampieri E, Santoro A, Biondi F, Garagnani P, Passarino G, Luiselli D, Capri M, Franceschi C, Salvioli S. Exp Gerontol. 2014 Aug;56:234-44. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2014.03.022. Review.
Mitogenomes of polar bodies and corresponding oocytes. Gianaroli L, Luiselli D, Crivello AM, Lang M, Ferraretti AP, De Fanti S, Magli MC, Romeo G. PLoS One. 2014 Jul 17;9(7):e102182. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102182. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2014;9(10):e112000.
Transmission from centenarians to their offspring of mtDNA heteroplasmy revealed by ultra-deep sequencing. Giuliani C, Barbieri C, Li M, Bucci L, Monti D, Passarino G, Luiselli D, Franceschi C, Stoneking M, Garagnani P. Aging (Albany NY). 2014 Jun;6(6):454-67.
Increased efficiency in geographic ancestry assignment and human identification by combining lineage profiles: The case of the Iranians. Tofanelli S, Bertoncini S, Farjadian S, Ghaderi A, Ferri G, Romeo G, Luiselli D. Am J Hum Biol. 2014 May-Jun;26(3):413-6. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22511.
The nucleolar size is associated to the methylation status of ribosomal DNA in breast carcinomas. Bacalini MG, Pacilli A, Giuliani C, Penzo M, Treré D, Pirazzini C, Salvioli S, Franceschi C, Montanaro L, Garagnani P. BMC Cancer. 2014 May 22;14:361. doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-14-361.
Genetic signature of differential sensitivity to stevioside in the Italian population. Risso D, Morini G, Pagani L, Quagliariello A, Giuliani C, De Fanti S, Sazzini M, Luiselli D, Tofanelli S. Genes Nutr. 2014 May;9(3):401. doi: 10.1007/s12263-014-0401-y.
Present and future of anti-ageing epigenetic diets. Bacalini MG, Friso S, Olivieri F, Pirazzini C, Giuliani C, Capri M, Santoro A, Franceschi C, Garagnani P. Mech Ageing Dev. 2014 Mar-Apr;136-137:101-15. doi: 10.1016/j.mad.2013.12.006. Review.

Searching for signatures of cold adaptations in modern and archaic humans: hints from the brown adipose tissue genes. Sazzini M, Schiavo G, De Fanti S, Martelli PL, Casadio R, Luiselli D. Heredity (Edinb). 2014 Sep;113(3):259-67. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2014.24.

Gut microbiome of the Hadza hunter-gatherers. Schnorr SL, Candela M, Rampelli S, Centanni M, Consolandi C, Basaglia G, Turroni S, Biagi E, Peano C, Severgnini M, Fiori J, Gotti R, De Bellis G, Luiselli D, Brigidi P, Mabulla A, Marlowe F, Henry AG, Crittenden AN. Nat Commun. 2014 Apr 15;5:3654. doi: 10.1038/ncomms4654.
An ancient Mediterranean melting pot: investigating the uniparental genetic structure and population history of sicily and southern Italy. Sarno S, Boattini A, Carta M, Ferri G, Alù M, Yao DY, Ciani G, Pettener D, Luiselli D. PLoS One. 2014 Apr 30;9(4):e96074. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096074.
Genomic analysis of the blood attributed to Louis XVI (1754-1793), king of France. Olalde I, Sánchez-Quinto F, Datta D, Marigorta UM, Chiang CW, Rodríguez JA, Fernández-Callejo M, González I, Montfort M, Matas-Lalueza L, Civit S, Luiselli D, Charlier P, Pettener D, Ramírez O, Navarro A, Himmelbauer H, Marquès-Bonet T, Lalueza-Fox C. Sci Rep. 2014 Apr 24;4:4666. doi: 10.1038/srep04666.
Linguistic, geographic and genetic isolation: a collaborative study of Italian populations. Capocasa M, Anagnostou P, Bachis V, Battaggia C, Bertoncini S, Biondi G, Boattini A, Boschi I, Brisighelli F, Caló CM, Carta M, Coia V, Corrias L, Crivellaro F, De Fanti S, Dominici V, Ferri G, Francalacci P, Franceschi ZA, Luiselli D, Morelli L, Paoli G, Rickards O, Robledo R, Sanna D, Sanna E, Sarno S, Sineo L, Taglioli L, Tagarelli G, Tofanelli S, Vona G, Pettener D, Destro Bisol G. J Anthropol Sci. 2014;92:201-31. doi: 10.4436/JASS.92001.
The three genetics (nuclear DNA, mitochondrial DNA, and gut microbiome) of longevity in humans considered as metaorganisms. Garagnani P, Pirazzini C, Giuliani C, Candela M, Brigidi P, Sevini F, Luiselli D, Bacalini MG, Salvioli S, Capri M, Monti D, Mari D, Collino S, Delledonne M, Descombes P, Franceschi C. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:560340. doi: 10.1155/2014/560340. Review.
Open data, Science and Society: launching Oasis, the flagship initiative of the Istituto Italiano di Antropologia. Destro Bisol G, Anagnostou P, Bruner E, Capocasa M, Canali S, Danubio ME, di Vincenzo F, Fantini B, Greco P, Moggi Cecchi J, Parenti F, Pavanello M, Pettener D, Pievani T, Saracino B, Rufo F, Sanna E, Vargiu R, Vona G. J Anthropol Sci. 2014;92:I-IV. doi: 10.4436/JASS.92016.
The Mediterranean human population: an Anthropological Genetics perspective. Sazzini M, Sarno S, Luiselli D. In “The Mediterranean Sea: Its History and Present Challenges” Goffredo S and Dubinsky Z (Eds.) 2014; pp. 529-551, Ed. Springer, Berlin, Germany.