April 15, 2021

Podcast-New Research Cures Feline Genetic Blindness and Other Genetic Diseases


In this podcast, Dr. Leslie Lyons of the College of Vet. Medicine, Missouri shares with us her groundbreaking research into DNA identification of defective/mutative genes to cure genetic diseases in cats with gene therapy.  It is a fascinating discussion that sounds like a sci fi movie, but it is very real.

The show starts with a short interview with Dr. Diarra Blue from Animal Planet’s The Vet Life.

Diarra Blue, Aubrey Ross and Michael Lavigne developed a strong friendship while attending Tuskegee University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After years of paying their dues, which included honing their surgery skills in Las Vegas, they decided to pursue their dreams of owning their own practice together. In 2015, Cy-Fair Animal Hospital opened its doors in Dr. Ross’ home city of Houston. “The Vet Life” chronicles the doctors’ juggling act running the full-service hospital and animal shelter while managing family lives filled with spouses, parents, in-laws, children, pets and friends.

If you are a cat lover, you will want to hear this podcast!

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