Journal article

Recent advances in the molecular genetics of epilepsy

Michael S Hildebrand, Hans-Henrik M Dahl, John Anthony Damiano, Richard JH Smith, Ingrid E Scheffer, Samuel F Berkovic

JOURNAL OF MEDICAL GENETICS | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2013

Abstract

Recent advances in molecular genetics have translated into the increasing utilisation of genetic testing in the routine clinical practice of neurologists. There has been a steady, incremental increase in understanding the genetic variation associated with epilepsies. Genetic testing in the epilepsies is not yet widely practiced, but the advent of new screening technologies promises to exponentially expand both knowledge and clinical utility. To maximise the value of this new genetic insight we need to rapidly extrapolate genetic findings to inform patients of their diagnosis, prognosis, recurrence risk and the clinical management options available for their specific genetic condition. Compre..

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