Sleeping Beauty

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In the genetics sense, so called because the transposon was brought back to activity from a long evolutionary sleep.

The prince found the Sleeping Beauty

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Sleeping Beauty

  1. A fairy tale originally titled La Belle au bois dormant by Charles Perrault.
  2. The main character in this story, who is in unbroken slumber under a magical spell, awaiting the kiss of a prince.
  3. (genetics) A transposon used in genetic engineering


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