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Scientists Decode Lyme Disease Genome

Are better treatments for Lyme disease on the horizon? Things are looking up, scientists say, thanks to new research into the genetic make-up of the bacteria that cause the tick-borne illness.

The research yielded complete genetic blueprints of the 13 different strains of bacteria that cause Lyme, according to a statement released by the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, where the research was conducted.
 
 

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