“Super lice” is a media darling term that refers to head lice that have become resistant to the pyrethroids traditionally used to treat them (RID and NIX). Are these lice MUTANTS? Yes, actually they are.

Rapunzel’s Lice Lab is partnering with the University of Massachusetts Amherst to learn more about the genetic mutation that leads to “super lice.”

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Are ‘Super Lice’ Real and Are They Here To Stay? (Oregon Live)

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