Genetic Testing for Epilepsy
Genetics is the study of heredity and how different traits are passed on from parent to child. Progress in science and technology has provided researchers with the ability to identify the molecular defects that contribute to the genetics of epilepsy.
Many types of epilepsies are genetically linked and our research investigates the interactions and implications of these genes in-depth. Genetic testing for epilepsy can inform patient treatment decisions and provide information for family members of the probability that they might develop epilepsy.
Genetic testing can improve clinicians and researchers understanding of how various genes interact to cause a specific epilepsy syndrome. Therefore, genetic research is essential to advancing the outlook for both the diagnosis and the treatment of epilepsy.