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What is SCN8A

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

What We Do offers a new vision for helping those living with, treating and/or researching SCN8A, facilitating communication among families, physicians and scientists. We engage in research aimed at improving the quality of life for those with SCN8A.

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Join our community of SCN8A families, researchers and clinicians by signing up to become a Family Partner. We will keep you informed of new developments and opportunities to participate in SCN8A research.

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Please take the single most important step you can to advance the scientific understanding of SCN8A—contribute your personal experience to our collective knowledge of SCN8A. Click the “Get Involved with Research” link below.


Importance of Registry

Your donation will go directly to supporting the SCN8A Registry Research Study. Thank you for your contribution to support families, researchers, and doctors that are working to improve the lives of children with SCN8A-related disorders.

Features of the Website
Much of what we know about SCN8A has come from families openly sharing their experiences with this disorder. We invite you to explore our public pages as well as pages that are restricted to those with a family/caregiver account. You will find information about developments in the science of SCN8A, medications and treatment options, what to ask your doctor, and more.
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.
Learn about a specific gene variant using our variant look-up, or access full tables of all SCN8A variants in our curated SCN8A using your researcher account. Please also consider sharing pre-publication material or unpublished data to build the most comprehensive knowledge base on SCN8A-related disorders.
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