Study aims to shed light on Lyme-disease carrying ticks

Researchers with the University of Tennessee are participating in a four-year research project to determine how the blacklegged tick, which is primarily responsible for transmitting Lyme disease, is affected by factors such as tick genetics and climate. The $2.5 million study, funded by the National Science Foundation, aims to eventually find a reliable diagnostic test or cure for Lyme disease.

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