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HSE to map out DNA for patients with epilepsy

Programme a world first in disease area

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

28th August, 2016
Programme manager Mary Fitzsimons Pic:

The HSE has initiated a groundbreaking project in which patients with epilepsy will have access to genome sequencing to help identify the cause of their condition.

Called the Epilepsy LightHouse Project, it is the HSE’s first step into genomic sequencing.

It is also believed to be the first such programme in this disease area in the world.

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