Bar Harbor -- Researchers at The Jackson Laboratory have identified the gene that is defective in a new mouse model known as "slow-wave epilepsy," or swe. This is the first genetic model to exhibit both petit mal (absence) and grand mal (convulsive) seizures, and promises to be the most authentic model yet for petit mal epilepsy in humans.
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