Epilepsy Genes

Dozens of genes have been identified that cause epilepsy and EGI is dedicated to helping patients and advancing research. This page is designed to help families who have a genetic epilepsy to learn more and connect with others as we work to find the cures for epilepsy together!

Click a picture below to filter by age or
see all identified epilepsy genes.

(Some genes cause more than one type of epilepsy and may be found on more than one page)

infantile genes adolescent genes

identified epilepsy genes to date

There are many genes that contribute to epilepsy and each is associated with a different age that the seizures start, the types of seizures, and other associated features. Click here to learn more about where the genes on this list come from.

Scroll through the list and click on a specific gene to see its detailed information.
CURE’s mission is to find a cure for epilepsy, by promoting and funding patient-focused research.
We challenge scientists worldwide to collaborate and innovate in pursuit of discoveries. Our commitment is unrelenting.
LEGAL NOTICE: The information contained herein is provided for general information only and does not offer medical advice or recommendations. Individuals should not rely on this information as a substitute for consultations with qualified health care professionals who are familiar with individual medical conditions and needs. CURE strongly recommends that care and treatment decisions related to epilepsy and any other medical condition be made in consultation with a patient's physician or other qualified health care professionals who are familiar with the individual's specific health situation.