Genetics of epilepsy

Published on August 5, 2014   41 min

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My name is Sanjay Sisodiya. I am Professor of Neurology at the UCL Institute of Neurology. This presentation is on the genetics of epilepsy. This is a very rapidly moving area where discoveries are being made very frequently, allowing us to better understand the basis of many more epilepsies than we previously were able to understand.
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The objectives of this presentation. To obtain a better understanding of the place of genetics in epilepsy-- why is genetics important to epilepsy? How can genetics be studied? What techniques are available? And what kind of findings are emerging? Genetics, in summary, is reordering the epilepsies, allowing us a better understanding of the different types of conditions that are present. Genetics can be a useful clinical tool, and genetics can help improve understanding and management in epilepsy. And these are the key messages of this presentation.