Journal article

Genetics of Epilepsy in Clinical Practice

Samuel F Berkovic

Epilepsy Currents | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2015


Genetics should now be part of everyday clinical epilepsy practice. Good data exist to provide empiric risks based on epilepsy syndrome diagnosis. Investigation of the molecular basis of some epilepsies is now a practical clinical task and is of clear value to the patient and family. In some cases, specific therapeutic decisions can now be made based on genetic findings, and this scenario of precision therapy is likely to increase in the coming years.

University of Melbourne Researchers