Scientists know the bacterium that causes Lyme disease has been out in the wild since long before any biological weapons research could have focused on it. And that's just for starters.
Scientists have sequenced the genome of the white-food mouse, the primary carrier of Lyme disease.
The amendment was put forward by Rep. Chris Smith, who was "inspired" by several books and articles claiming that the U.S. government conducted research between the 1950s and 1970s.
Ticks bites can lead to potentially fatal illnesses like Lyme disease. Here's how to stay safe this summer.
Thousands of people each year continue to show symptoms after treatment.
A new human Lyme disease vaccine could be approved as early as next year.
With cases increasing astronomically, better protection from the tick-borne disease is urgently needed.
Scientists have long thought that the tick and mosquito immune systems were the same. But their differences reveal a fascinating evolutionary legacy — and maybe a way to stop dangerous infections.