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Reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Potassium Channel genes Modifies Risk of epilepsyVanderbilt University researchers have identified a new gene that can affect a person’s risk for developing epilepsy. The results, reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could point to new molecular diagnostics and therapeutic targets for epilepsy improve.

Patients the moment is that the moment is that they have an epilepsy-causing gene mutation, but because clinical severity varies, not its forecast to be clear. We have to understand all of these different all of these different gene interactions ‘ effects to improve the final clinical disease, risk assessment and disease management in epilepsy, Kearney said.. Kearney said that understanding how genes such as KCNV2 modify the clinical severity of epilepsy is important for molecular diagnostics and genetic counseling.