NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The LGS Foundation said today that it has partnered with the Epilepsy Genetics Initiative (EGI) in a pilot program to sequence the exomes of individuals affected by a rare and severe type of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome.

EGI is an effort by Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) to advance precision medicine in epilepsy by creating a centralized database of whole exome sequences from epileptic individuals to support research into disease causes and possible treatments.

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