NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, a French- and German-led team described findings from an exome sequencing analysis of epileptic encephalopathy that turned up de novo mutations in a HCN1 — a gene coding for a cationic channel component suspected to have a role in epilepsy based on animal studies.

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