A new study reports researchers have used whole genome sequencing to identify a new genetic cause of epileptic encephalopathy.
Researchers have discovered that a severe form of epileptic encephalopathy is caused by recessive loss-of-function mutations in the gene DENND5A.
Using whole genome sequencing, researchers have identified eight novel genes associated with epileptic encephalopathy.
Children with drug-resistant epilepsy may find relief with the help of medical cannabis oil that contains both CBD and lose dose THC. The oil, which contains 95% CBD and 5% THC, can reduce or prevent epileptic seizures in those with epileptic encephalopathy.