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In biology, the process by which a cell makes an RNA copy of a piece of DNA. This RNA copy, called messenger RNA (mRNA), carries the genetic information needed to make proteins in a cell. It carries the information from the DNA in the nucleus of the cell to the cytoplasm, where proteins are made.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The process of synthesizing messenger RNA (mRNA) from DNA.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2004-11-22 Date last modified: 2016-08-15