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Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - University of Manitoba

Jeremiah Yarmie is a computational biology student investigating the genomics of Helicobacter pylori across geographies and demographics. Their interests include epidemiology, data visualization, public health, and decolonizing scientific research.

  • Samantha LeeJuly 14, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    Hi Jeremiah,

    Cool work! When you say clades are classified as European, African, etc., do you mean they are typically found in these populations? If so, could you comment on the prevalence of African and Asian clades in more isolated Arctic Indigenous communities?

    • Jeremiah YarmieJuly 15, 2021 at 4:02 pm

      Yup! Exactly. In fact, you can track proposed human migration patterns just using H pylori genetics.

      As for the presence of non-Indigenous sequence types within the Arctic, the most simple explanation is: colonization. These communities aren’t isolated and the past 300 years of colonization have reshaped many aspects of Indigenous life. It wouldn’t be surprising if it also change microbiota.

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