NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,300 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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A short sequence of DNA, usually 1 to 4 basepairs (a unit of DNA), that is repeated together in a row along the DNA molecule. There is variation from person to person in the number of repeats. There are hundreds of places in human DNA that contain microsatellites.