What is EGI?
EGI is an initiative created by CURE, in partnership with NINDS, to establish a database to hold the genetic data of people with epilepsy. The specific type of data we are talking about is called exome sequence data. Once these data are in the secure, confidential database, they will be analyzed regularly for causes of epilepsy. These data will also be used to drive epilepsy research.

What types of results can I expect from the testing being done?

There are 3 main types of results that may come out of EGI:

  • No cause of the epilepsy is found.
  • A suspected epilepsy-causing genetic change may be found.
  • A known epilepsy-causing genetic change may be found.

Only genetic changes known to cause epilepsy will be reported back to your doctor. Not everyone’s epilepsy has a clear genetic cause. Because of this, a cause for your epilepsy cannot be guaranteed from EGI.


CURE in partnership with NINDS
Columbia University BCH Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Duke
Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hostpital NYU School of Medicine UCSF U of Melbourne
Ambry Braun/CeGaT Courtagen Gene Dx Transgenomic

Our mission is to cure epilepsy, transforming and saving millions of lives. We identify and fund cutting-edge research,
challenging scientists worldwide to collaborate and innovate in pursuit of this goal. Our commitment is unrelenting.