Illustration by Anuj Shrestha

Can Gene-Edited Mice in Nantucket Kill Lyme Disease?

Biotech researchers at MIT want to battle Lyme using CRISPR. What could go wrong?

This story is part of “Tickpocalypse,” a multi-part special report.

The island of Nantucket, the popular summer destination off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is home to about 11,000 people year-round — and…