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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Sleeping Beauty tells the tale of Princess Belle, who pricks her finger on an enchanted spinning wheel and is cursed to fall asleep for 100 years - unless she's kissed by her one true love.
Plainfield Dance Academy's presentation of "The Sleeping Beauty" features a lavish set and costumes, a company of 50 dancers including students, ages 8-18, and professional dancers of international renown such as Arionel Vargas with choreography by Altin Naska and Olena Nalyvaiko after Marius Petipa.
"I don't think taking Sleeping Beauty books out of circulation completely would be right.
The cast includes Trudy Scrumptious (aka Gordon Crawford) as Nanny Magee, Jolene O'Hara as Sleeping Beauty and Gavin Peden as The Prince.
Unlike the Monty Hall Problem, the Sleeping Beauty Problem remains controversial.
With gorgeous costumes, cleverly arranged music and stunning dancing, Sleeping Beauty is a feast for the senses.
The Sleeping Beauty Transposon System was invented in the lab of Perry Hackett, Ph.D., a founder of Discovery Genomics.
"I guess I know if it's called Sleeping Beauty, and if it's music by Tchaikovsky, that does draw a lot more people in than a show that isn't!
A truly classic fairy tale - it goes back to 17th-century renditions of the story of Sleeping Beauty - opens this Friday for a two-weekend run.
The ten selections that make up the bulk of the text examine the phenomena from a variety of different perspectives, approaching a range of related subjects, including Charles DickensAEs sleeping beauty in Great Expectations, Anne Thackeray RitchieAEs The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood, the opiate world of Elizabeth Siddal, and others.
GRAFTON -- Save the date for Apple Tree Arts' enchanting musical, Disney's "Sleeping Beauty Kids'' to be staged at 7 p.m.
In fact, with two companies from Russia staging three classics between them at St David's Hall - The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake - for the first time, the venue is dubbing it the Christmas Russian Ballet Festival.