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deoxyribonucleic acid

[dee-ok-see-ri-bo-noo-KLEE-ick] also called DNA. The genetic “blueprint” found in the nucleus (center) of each cell. DNA makes up the genes in each cell, which control its growth, division, and function. See also mutation.

Cancer Glossary

... gene Search. a piece of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) inside a cell that
has the information to make a specific protein. Genes ...


Cancer Glossary

... Cancer cells develop because of damage to their deoxyribonucleic acid
(DNA). See also cancer, deoxyribonucleic acid, mutation. ...


Cancer Glossary

... RNA Search. the molecule that carries the information from the deoxyribonucleic
acid (DNA) genetic code to the parts of the cell that make proteins. ...


Cancer Glossary

... so-mat-ick mew-tay-shun]. a change in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that starts
in one cell of the body at any time of life after an embryo is formed. ...


Cancer Glossary

... It can be used to measure certain characteristics of the cells, such as size,
shape, deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) content ( a measure of growth), and ...


Cancer Glossary

... RT-PCR uses chemical analysis of the ribonucleic acid or RNA (a substance
related to deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA) to look for gene changes. ...


Cancer Glossary

... deoxyribonucleic acid Search [dee-ok-see-ri-bo-noo-KLEE-ick]. also
called DNA. ... DNA Search. see deoxyribonucleic acid. ...


Cancer Glossary

... translocation Search [tranz-low-KAY-shun]. genetic material that is out of its
normal place, as when deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) from one ...


Cancer Glossary

... nucleus Search [new-klee-us]. the center of a cell where the
deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is found and where it reproduces. ...


What are genes?

... What are genes? Genes are pieces of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) inside
each cell that tell the cell what to do and when to grow and divide. ...