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?