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DNA repair gene

Synonym(s)

  • proofreader gene

Definition(s)

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 SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Genes encoding proteins that correct errors in DNA sequencing.

Definition from: Human Genome Project InformationThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the U.S. Department of Energy

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: April 13, 2015