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Genetic study of idiopathic generalized epilepsy

Objective



Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders. The identification of chromosomal loci genetically linked to the epilepsy syndromes should lead to the identification of epilepsy-related genes, which in turn should allow a better understanding of both pathogenetic mechanisms of epilepsy and brain functioning. Among several types of epilepsies, human idiopathic generalized epilepsy seems to have an almost complete genetic etiology. The collection of large-pedigree families, the use of highly polymorphic microsatellites markers for genotyping analysis, and the subsequent statistical analyses of data, should allow the identification of human genomic regions in which candidate genes will be searched.

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THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
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United Kingdom

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France