NCI Dictionary of Genetics Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Genetics Terms contains technical definitions for more than 200 terms related to genetics. These definitions were developed by the PDQ® Cancer Genetics Editorial Board to support the evidence-based, peer-reviewed PDQ cancer genetics information summaries.
- missense mutation
- listen (MIS-sens myoo-TAY-shun)
- A single base pair substitution that alters the genetic code in a way that produces an amino acid that is different from the usual amino acid at that position. Some missense mutations will alter the function of the protein.