This research study is investigating the role of epigenetics in epilepsy. Although our genes are very important in making us who we are, they are only a part of the picture - as our genes are influenced by environmental factors. This research hopes to improve understanding into the causes of epilepsy, which could then improve treatment options in the future.

What is involved?

A 45 minute questionnaire - conducted via appointment or by phone interview.

The twins will be asked to provide a blood sample and cheek swab, either at the appointment or at your local pathology. Permission to obtain a sample of the heel prick test from just after birth will also be requested.

Who is eligible?

Identical twins where one has epilepsy and the other does not. If you would like to be involved, or would like more information, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..