LANGEBIO Cinvestav, Mexico


Press Release: Study reveals pre-Hispanic history, genetic changes among indigenous Mexican populations

International Common Disease Alliance Participation by Dr. Moreno-Estrada



Biotweeps Twitter Conference 2018
By Adriana Garmendia

A conference on Twitter? Wait, what? Yes, social media is here and science needs to adapt for it. The Biotweeps Twitter Conference is a global event bringing together researchers from across the biological sciences to share and discuss their research with a social media audience. This year we decided to participate for the first time and we really enjoyed it!

Can you imagine presenting your research work in only 4 tweets (280 characters x tweet)! For sure this was a challenge and a good exercise for us to address only essential information, but at the same time, trying to do catchy media content for a global audience.

Through posts, infographics, and videos we decided to present one of our most ambitious projects “The Mexican Biobank Project #MXB”, an international collaboration with diverse research and government institutions; which is creating the largest genomic biobank in Latinamerica to better understand how certain genetic markers correlate with infectious diseases and cardiometabolic traits. This information will help to create health strategies to tackle these diseases for a diverse population like Mexico.

Now more than ever it is necessary for scientists to share back their results and findings to the people, otherwise, all the knowledge will be restricted for only a few.

Check out our full presentation HERE and remember to follow us on Twitter @moreno_lab!

Latin America's lost histories revealed [PDF]
Science News

Juan Esteban Rodríguez and part of his work on Asian ancestry in Mexico got featured on Science News. You can read the full article in Spanish or English. Find the podcast here.

Human Population Genomics Lab

We were thrilled to participate on #mexpopgen3 at LANGEBIO!


Mexican scientists feel the Trump effect
Science News

How does the new Trump administration affect science? In this article, Lizzie Wade explores how the new policies of President Trump will not only have a negative impact on his country but also to their neighbor country.

Andrés Moreno interviewed by renowned journalist Javier Solórzano
Once Noticias

SolorSee Andrés share details about his life and career in this intimate interview with Javier Solórzano for Once Noticias. Click here. Warning! Unfortunately you need to know Spanish to hear about the times Andrés played volleyball in the golden beaches of Barcelona.

The Mexican Biobank Project seeks Postdoctoral researchers [PDF]
Human Population Genomics Lab

You are invited to apply to work on the Mexican Biobank Project, which aims to build one of the largest genetics biobanks in Latin America and to build capacity in big data science in medical genomics in admixed populations. The project is funded through CONACYT and the Research Councils UK (RCUK) and integrates teams in Mexico (LANGEBIO), the UK (Oxford) and the US (Stanford). The project will generate genetic data on 10,000 Mexican individuals with linked demographics and medical data, and measure antibody titers on a panel of approximately 20 pathogens that are naturally circulating in the Mexican population. This resource will provide research opportunities in population genetics and genetics of complex traits in an admixed population, and the opportunity to study the genetic determinants of seroreactivity to many common pathogens in Mexico. Click on the title for more information.

New Ancestry Service available at LANGEBIO Genomics Core Facility!

It's our pleasure to announce the new Ancestry Service available at LANGEBIO's Genomic Services. We have at our disposition a genotyping platform of more than 1.7 million markers (SNPs) and a curated reference panel that allows us to estimate the contributions of different human populations in an individual's genome. Additionally, we can also report haplogroups derived from the mitochondrial and Y chromosome genomes. The service is now open to everyone, click on the title for more information!

Andrés Moreno as a Tinker Professor at Stanford in Spring 2017
Stanford Center for Latin American Studies

Andrés Moreno will be imparting a course titled The Genetic Footprint of Latin America and its Impact in a Multicultural Society. Find more information here.

Mexico Population Genomics Meeting 2017


South America paper selected for PLOS Collections!
PLOS Collections

Rosenkranz Prize Symposium celebrates young Stanford researchers improving health in developing countries
Stanford Health Policy

Andrés Moreno at the Rosenkranz Prize Symposium
Stanford Health Policy

Simposio 'Ciencia y Humanismo II' de la Academia Mexicana de Ciencias
Academia Mexicana de Ciencias

Note: Andrés Moreno's talk starts at around 3:15:25.

Colloquium: María Avila, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, "The third root of Mexico: The genetic structure of Mexican of African descent."
Penn State Department of Anthropology



Henry Stewart Talk in The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

Patterns of genetic variation and admixture in Latin America
Dr. Andrés Moreno-EstradaStanford Center for Computational Evolutionary and Human Genomics, USA

Check out the upcoming SMBE meeting on admixed populations in San Antonio, TX!
Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution

Podcast Interview with Carlos Bustamante and Andrés Moreno

En Busca del Genoma Latino (Radio Show in English)
La Ventana Americana

Radio Interview on Diverse Mexican Genetics (Spanish)
Radio Bilingüe


Sweeping diversity seen in Mexican genomes
Nature News

Mexico boasts a staggering genetic diversity, study shows
Los Angeles Times

Mexico Is Home to DNA That's a World Apart, Study Shows

UCSF-Stanford study provides unique look at race
ABC News


Stanford researcher to expand DNA database by adding Latin Americans
Stanford News

Naturally blond hair in Solomon Islanders rooted in native gene, study finds
Stanford Medicine News Center

Genetic analysis of ancient 'Iceman' mummy traces ancestry from Alps to Mediterranean isle
Stanford Medicine News Center

Y chromosome diversity in Native Mexicans
Dienekes Anthropology


Past climate change influenced human evolution
New Scientist

Bustamante Lab at Stanford
Carlos Bustamante's Website