Duplicate DNA a hallmark of tick genome

Researchers have sequenced the genetic blueprint of one of the most prolific pathogen-transmitting agents on the planet – the Lyme-disease-spreading tick (Ixodes scapularis) that bites humans. The findings could lead to advances in not only disrupting the tick’s capacity to spread diseases but also in eradicating the pest.

Read more in the NC State University press release.

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