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Genetic

Glossary

genetic

Having to do with genes. Most genes are sequences of DNA that contain information for making specific proteins or molecules of RNA that perform important functions in a cell. The information in genes is passed from parents to children.

Last updated: 2014-08-27

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)