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disarm

in genetic terminology, to delete genes that are PATHOGENIC from, for example, a PLASMID or VIRUS.
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There was something disarmingly simple about this, offering as it did all the inevitable cliches and inescapable truisms of painting.
Where something in the picture seems disarmingly obvious, look for its opposite.
But if that all sounds heavy, even in his most serious moments, Vegas is incapable of not being disarmingly funny.
Back in the late '60s the young Dennis Oppenheim said disarmingly, "At the moment I'm quite lackadaisical about the presentation of my work." Not so, as this show, curated by IMMA Head of Exhibitions Brenda McParland, proves.
Eliasson's constructions are mysteriously resonant yet disarmingly direct.
Their hosts are charmed by their disarmingly direct questions such as "Who drinks all this wine?" In Weston-super-Mare, they're amazed to see houses constructed by bricks in a matter of weeks.
There was something quaint but also disarmingly intimate about the interaction between the drawings and the Gober-esque limb: the quaintness of an illustrated children's book, of writing on one's own body; the intimacy of broached privacy, of exposure.
All hail then the disarmingly dumb Wales and British Lions centre Gavin Henson who told Friday night's Jonaffan Woss Show that he spends two hours preparing himself before games.
Disarmingly subtitled "A Romance," the installation punctuated the dark with the pale and languid glow of a series of romantic engagements and disengagements.
The video-diary has become a bit of a reality show cliche but the three youngsters featured in this first episode provide disarmingly perceptive insights from their waist-high camera angles.
Greenberg's jargon-free ideas are at times disarmingly simple but prove to have been thoroughly thought out by a critic who has spent years reflecting on his practice - but reflecting, so to speak, on the side, never with the purpose of arriving at a full-fledged theory.
Chris, pictured with a weird stamp on his hand, also said Morten Harket was "the most disarmingly handsome man you will ever meet".