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.
- disease-causing mutation
- listen (dih-ZEEZ-KAW-sing myoo-TAY-shun)
- A gene alteration that causes or predisposes an individual to a specific disease.