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The village with charity in its DNA

Nicola Swanborough writes about how the DNA of the village of Chalfont St Peter and Epilepsy Society have become entwined for over a century.

Doctors must review all women on sodium valproate as data shows UK-wide differences

A pregnant woman wearing a pink dress cradles her bump in a caring manner

Healthcare professionals including GPs and pharmacists are being reminded to identify and review all women who are taking the epilepsy medication sodium valproate, after data showed there is a wide variation in prescribing practices across the UK.

Genetic research leads to better understanding of common epilepsies

Professor Sanjay Sisodia smiling at the camera

Researchers have thrown a new light on the important role that genetics play in some of the most common epilepsies.

Next stage in genetic research brings us closer to understanding epilepsy

DNA sample

The Department of Health and Social Care have announced that Genomics England has reached its goal of sequencing 100,000 genomes from NHS patients.

Scientists identify genetic link between heart conditions and SUDEP

A study has found that there is a possible link between sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) and heart problems.

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