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2009-08-13 12:43:36

U.S. researchers said on Wednesday that a year after receiving gene therapy for a condition that causes total blindness by age 30, three people continue to see better and one has improved enough to read the digital numbers on a clock, Reuters reported. Doctors involved in the experiment reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that improvements in the vision of the three volunteers, who were all in their 20s and legally blind, has not deteriorated over time. One of the subjects has...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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