About epiGAD

The Epilepsy Genetic Association Database (epiGAD) is an online repository of data relating to genetic association studies in the field of epilepsy.

It summarises the results of both published and unpublished studies, and is intended as a tool for researchers in the field to keep abreast of recent studies, providing a "bird's eye view" of this research area. It also meant to foster collaboration between different research groups, and it is hoped that epiGAD will act as a 'matchmaker' between these groups. Finally, by including unpublished studies, we hope to reduce the problem of publication bias and provide more accurate data for future meta-analyses.




The epiGAD website is supported by the  ILAE Genetics Commission.



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Meta-data from several studies can be downloaded from epiGAD:

ILAE Consortium on Complex Epilepsies.  Genetic determinants of common epilepsies: a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies, Lancet Neurology 2014. Meta data here.

McCormack M et al. Genetic variation in CFH predicts phenytoin-induced maculopapular exanthema in European-descent patients. Neurology 2018. Meta-data here.

ILAE Consortium on Complex Epilepsies. Genome-wide mega-analysis identifies 16 loci and highlights diverse biological mechanisms in the common epilepsies. Nature Comm 2018. Meta-data here

This epiGAD page was updated 15 Feb 2020.

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