Genetic Testing Can Help Pinpoint Epilepsy Earlier

08:07 EDT 31 Jul 2017 |

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 -- A new study supports routine genetic testing for epilepsy in young children with seizures. "Precision medicine means nothing without precision diagnosis, and we can now provide precision diagnosis," said study lead author...

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