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Could genetically engineered mice reduce Lyme disease?

  • Aired: 09/12/2017
  • 04:08
  • Rating: NR
Lyme disease has become part of daily life for residents on the rural Massachusetts islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, where the tick population has exploded. Now a scientist at MIT is turning to a different culprit -- infected white-footed mice -- in an attempt to engineer a long-term solution to the problem. Special correspondent Cristina Quinn of WGBH reports.
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MIT scientist seeks an unlikely solution for controlling Lyme disease in Nantucket.
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