There have been a series of exciting headlines in the news in the last week or so about a radical new gene-therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and how this research in dogs might lead to a cure for the condition… but what have the scientists actually done? How realistic is the hype? Why was it tested in dogs at all (a question a lot of animal welfare organisations have raised)? And why is it being reported in an animal health blog?! In this blog, I’m hoping to answer all these questions, and explain why this is such an important breakthrough.