Discovery of genetic defect which triggers epilepsy

The following is an excerpt.

Researchers at the University Department of Neurology at the MedUni Vienna have identified a gene behind an epilepsy syndrome, which could also play an important role in other idiopathic (genetically caused) epilepsies. With the so-called “next generation sequencing”, with which genetic changes can be identified within a few days, it was ascertained that the CNTN2 gene is defective in this type of epilepsy.

Read the full press release here: Discovery of Genetic Defect Which Triggers Epilepsy

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