Sleeping Beauty

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Sleeping Beauty

A fanciful term for a transposase that can bind to inverted terminal repeats and mediate precise cut-and-paste transposition in cells from all major vertebrate classes, so named because it was “re-awakened” from 10 million years of evolutionary sleep—i.e., synthesised from extinct transposase systems.
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Et quand ces montants faramineux ne jouent pas la Belle au bois dormant dans les coffres, grace au charme de quelque fonctionnaire a l'ame princiere, les entrepreneurs, qu'ils soient publics ou prives, s'attachent a bacler le travail ou, tout au plus, remettre au lendemain ce qu'ils etaient tenus et avaient promis jure de realiser le jour meme.