Prof Sam Berkovic: a “major advance” in the genetic basis of epilepsy

Australian neurologists have played a leading role in research that is slowly teasing out the complex patterns of inheritance of common and ultra-rare genetic risk variants in epilepsy. Using whole-exome sequencing, the Epi25 Collaborative study compared more than 9,000 people with epilepsy and 8,400 controls from 37 sites worldwide including Austin Health, Melbourne. It focused ...

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