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Latest Research: Pharmacogenetics

December 23, 2019
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So the future of epilepsy treatment is unclear. What I hope to see in the not so distant future is what we call a pharmacogenomic approach to sort of treatment of epilepsy. And so this does get to a little bit to the genetics in some ways. And that is, you know, one of the things I feel most powerless to sort of prevent or, or handle is, you know, I don't know how you're going to respond to any medication. And this is true for any disease entity, not just epilepsy, but it's so important in epilepsy because there's so many medications that we have to choose from. And so the notion from my end would be, it would be great to be able to take your blood and sample it and be able to sort of see, oh wow, here's the medication that you're going to respond to. You know, we should use levatarazatam and not carbamazepine or, you know, and so give me something to help guide me on what medications work well for you.

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