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A father's search finds reason for daughter's epilepsy

A father's search finds reason for daughter's epilepsy

Michael Hammer's daughter, Shay, died on March 1, 2011, at age 15 while he was researching the genetic cause of her severe early-onset epilepsy.

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A father's search finds reason for daughter's epilepsy

A father's search finds reason for daughter's epilepsy

At 6 months old, the signs of Shay Emma Hammer's epilepsy were subtle - eye blinks and tremors in her tiny hands. She missed developmental milestones - rolling over, sitting up, crawling, walking.

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A father's search finds reason for daughter's epilepsy

A father's search finds reason for daughter's epilepsy

Research scientist Michael Hammer, center, has identified the genetic source of epilepsy for 7 of 10 teenage patients in an initial study, a breakthrough that could lead to treatment for the severe form of childhood epilepsy that took the life of Hammer's teenage daughter. He is with Laurel …

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