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What is SCN8A

SCN8A is a gene that encodes a voltage-gated sodium channel. SCN8A is a gene that plays an important role in regulating excitability in the brain.

What We Do

SCN8A.net offers a new vision for helping those living with, treating and/or researching SCN8A, facilitating communication among families, physicians and scientists.

Features of the Website
Families
Families
Much of what we know about SCN8A has come from families openly sharing their experiences with this disorder. We invite you to explore our private/public discussion forum and share your story. You'll also find information about developments in science of SCN8A, medications and treatment options, what to ask your doctor and more.
Doctors
Doctors
SCN8A-related disorders can be very difficult to manage, even for physicians familiar with other forms of epilepsy. For medical professionals, we offer current information on the genetics of SCN8A, clinical variability among children with 8A mutations, a directory of doctors and genetic counselors, a lab directory and other resources.
Researchers
Researchers
Learn about a specific gene variant or access tables on all known variants and phenotypes, shared as part of the REGISTRY to advance understanding of this devastating disorder. Please also consider sharing pre-publication material or unpublished data to build the most comprehensive knowledge base on SCN8A epileptic encephalopathy.
How You Can Help!
Become a Member
Create your account and then sign up with a membership form to gain access to the private sections of the website and family forum. Members also get access to the SCN8A Registry.
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Join SCN8A Program
Join SCN8A Registry Program
Our team has tailored the SCN8A Registry Questionnaire to better meet the needs of our children, and to address the increasing diversity of our SCN8A community. Please take the single most important step you can to advance the scientific understanding of SCN8A—and fill out the new questionnaire, which is now available in the Registry section of the website!
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Thank you for your contribution to support families, researchers, and doctors that are working to improve the lives of children with SCN8A-related disorders.
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