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  1. Researchers exploit gene discovery in severe epilepsy to identify precision treatment

    Researchers exploit gene discovery in severe epilepsy to identify precision treatment

    An international team of researchers who discovered a new gene disorder that causes severe childhood epilepsy leveraged that finding to reduce seizures in two children. The collaborators’ case report reflects the potential of precision medicine–applying basic science knowledge to individualize treatment to a patient’s unique genetic profile. “After discovering the...

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  2. Epilepsy patients more likely to experience increased risk of discrimination than general population

    Epilepsy patients more likely to experience increased risk of discrimination than general population

    In a recent analysis, people with epilepsy were seven-fold more likely to have reported experiencing discrimination due to health problems than the general population. This risk was greater than other chronic health problems such as diabetes, asthma and migraines. People with epilepsy also had a greater likelihood of experiencing domestic...

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