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Cells that are gametes or their precursors.

Use in clinical context

Gametes – sperm and eggs – are the end result of the process of meiosis. Meiosis occurs within specific cells in the testes and ovaries. All cells that are, or lead to, gametes are part of the germline. It is variation within germline DNA that is responsible for inherited family traits such as physical appearance or predispositions to particular diseases.

Last updated on 31st May, 2019