- DNA repair genes encode DNA repair proteins, involved in enzymatic restoration of DNA structure after chemical, radiation, or spontaneous damage. (NCI)
Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Genes encoding proteins that correct errors in DNA sequencing.
Definition from: Human Genome Project Information
at the U.S. Department of Energy
- Certain genes that are part of a DNA repair pathway; when altered, they permit mutations to pile up throughout the DNA.
Definition from: Office of Rare Diseases
at the National Institutes of Health
Related discussion in the Handbook
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.