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Genetics of epilepsy: epilepsy research foundation workshop report.

Sanjay Sisodiya, J Helen Cross, Ingmar Blümcke, David Chadwick, John Craig, Peter B Crino, Paul Debenham, Norman Delanty, Frances Elmslie, Mark Gardiner, Jeffrey Golden, David Goldstein, David A Greenberg, Renzo Guerrini, Michael Hanna, John Harris, Paul Harrison, Michael R Johnson, George Kirov, Dimitri M Kullman Show all

Epileptic Disord | Published : 2007


The Sixth Epilepsy Research Foundation workshop, held in Oxford in March 2006, brought together basic scientists, geneticists, epidemiologists, statisticians, pharmacologists and clinicians to consider progress, issues and strategies for harnessing genetics to improve the understanding and treatment of the epilepsies. General principles were considered, including the fundamental importance of clear study design, adequate patient numbers, defi ned phenotypes, robust statistical data handling, and follow-up of genetic discoveries. Topics where some progress had been made were considered including chromosomal abnormalities, neurodevelopment, hippocampal sclerosis, juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, f..

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