Epilepsy Phenome/Genome Project

EPGP logoThe Epilepsy Phenome/Genome Project is a collaborative effort sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to understand the causes of epilepsy, why people respond differently to medications, and why some families have several people with seizures.

The study is enrolling:

  • People with epiliepsy who also have a brother, sister, parent, or child with epilepsy -or-
  • People who have been diagnosed with epilepsy due to Infantile Spasms, Lennoz-Gastat Syndrome, polymicrogyria, or perventricular hetertopias.

Participation in the study involves a blood draw, interviews, and review of medical records. Participation can be done via phone and mail from anywhere in the U.S., Canada, or Australia. Participants will recieve a small compensation.

Below is an overview video on the project:

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Epilepsy Phenome/Genome Project, posted with vodpod

To learn more on the project and/or become a part of the project, visit www.epgp.org or call Toll-free, 1-888-279-EPGP.

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