Feb 23, 2024

The Genetics of Epilepsy

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Our knowledge of the role of genetics in epilepsy is rapidly expanding, and this is enhancing epilepsy diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Julie Ziobro, MD, PhD is a pediatric epileptologist and research scientist at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. She and genetic counselor, Mallory Wagner, MS, LCGC, discuss some basic principles of genetics, currently available genetic tests, examples of genetic epilepsies, and how genetic test results can impact treatment decisions and prognosis. They also explore the role of genetics in developing precision therapies for epilepsy.

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