Genetic trigger to rare type of epilepsy found at Scripps

Investigators at Scripps Translational Science Institute say they have identified the genetic trigger for a rare and potentially lethal form of epilepsy. The researchers were able to identify a mutation in the KCNB1 gene by doing a whole genome sequence of a girl with epileptic encephalopathy. And her physician says that the research points to new treatment options that should be able to protect the child. Release