A basic biology case story about ticks and Lyme disease. Learn the anatomy of a tick and how the tick transmits a bacteria that causes disease.
This is a close reading and annotation exercise that can be completed in small groups. The article is an abridged version of “Rewriting the Code of Life” from the Annals of Science, January 2017. It includes concepts about transmission of pathogens and secondary hosts followed by an explanation of how CRISPR could be used to…