Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, September 20th, 2001
Neale suffered from a rare condition called audiogenic epilepsy, in which specific sounds mysteriously trigger excessive discharges in the brain. Audiogenic epilepsy is a subset of the broader class of reflex epilepsies which can be triggered by stimuli such as flashing lights, reading, writing, startle hot baths, difficult puzzles or simple math.
For the first time, a gene that could be responsible for an audiogenic form of reflex epilepsy has been mapped by Louis Ptacek and colleagues at the University of Utah in...
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