Common Susceptibility Genes Underlying The Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsies (Ige) ? A Genome-Wide Scanning Approach

Grant number: 558419 | Funding period: 2009 - 2013



Epilepsy is the most common serious brain condition. Seizures affect about 10% of people at some time in their life and their consequences are an important public health problem. The most common group of inherited epilepsies account for about 30% of childhood epilepsy and 20% of adult epilepsy. This study will be the first in Australia and one of only a few worldwide to take a population-based approach to investigating the link between epilepsy and genetic inheritance.