NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,659 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- germline variant
- listen (JERM-line VAYR-ee-unt)
- A gene change in a body's reproductive cell (egg or sperm) that becomes incorporated into the DNA of every cell in the body of the offspring. Germline variants are passed on from parents to offspring. Also called germline mutation.