The University of California, San Francisco, plans to sequence over the next five years 4,000 people with various forms of epilepsy to search for the genetic causes of the disorder.

The project is being funded with a $25 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and will be headed by Daniel Lowenstein, vice chair of the department of neurology and director of the UCSF Epilepsy Center.

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