Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Novel tool used to mine clinical data and identify causative gene in childhood epilepsy

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Researchers systematically compared phenotypes, or clinical data, of patients with severe childhood epilepsies through a novel analysis strategy and looked for common genetic causes in patients who had similar clinical presentations. This is the first time that such an analysis of clinical data has been used to identify novel genetic causes of neurological disorders.