If fewer mice carry Lyme, the scientists say, fewer ticks that bite them would become infected.
Unnatural Selection tackles tough questions about CRISPR gene editing, designer babies, and more.
The menacing mites have invaded suburban backyards and even parts of Boston. And Lyme disease isn’t the only thing they carry.
Kevin Esvelt writes about the Sculpting Evolution group’s project to immunize mice against Lyme disease through gene editing.
Cummings School and MIT are working with Massachusetts citizens to deploy immune mice as frontline soldiers in the war against the disease.
Scientists are developing new ways to alter the genetic code of living organisms. John Oliver explores the risks and rewards.
There’s a huge opportunity to improve agriculture with gene editing. But we need to give CRISPR a chance.
NANTUCKET, Mass. -- On the picturesque island of Nantucket, residents are considering a radical approach to fight a disease that's haunted …
Lyme disease has become part of daily life for residents on the rural Massachusetts islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, where the t…
Kevin Esvelt argues that the tremendous power of CRISPR can only be contained if scientists are open about their research.
The capabilities of “gene drive” are thrilling—and also terrifying.
Residents are invited to weigh in on a plan to release genetically-modified mice on Nantucket to combat tick-borne diseases
Black-legged ticks in forests of the Northeast and Midwest have a variety of options for the three blood meals they consume in their lifeti…
Kevin Esvelt has emerged as a leader in the debate about the ethics and politics of releasing genetically engineered animals.