FamilieSCN2A. On July 21-23, the FamilieSCN2A Foundation had their Family & Professional Conference in Boston. Having gone to the conference for the past several years, it is truly remarkable to see the changes over time. Here are five key changes I’ve noticed at this year’s event.
Ring chromosome 20. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that much of our focus is on single genes and their relationships to neurodevelopmental disorder. Admittedly, we may neglect cytogenetic conditions. However, in today’s post, we highlight ring chromosome 20 as a likely underdiagnosed genetic epilepsy with distinct clinical features.
NaV1.2 Today is International SCN2A Day, 2/24/2023. SCN2A is on the long arm (q arm) of chromosome 2 at position 24.3, hence 2/24. In honor of this day, we wanted to refresh the SCN2A gene page, which was long overdue. Much has been learned since our initial post in 2015, so in addition to the gene page, here are three things to know about SCN2A in 2023.
PURA. The title of this blog, Beyond the Ion Channel, is intended to reflect the wide variety of genes that can cause epilepsy and related neurodevelopmental conditions. Our last post on CACNA1A brought us back to channelopathies, so this blog post will again shift our focus. This post will introduce the new gene page for PURA, a gene that we did not feature as prominently as we should have. Here are five things to know about PURA, which is relatively recent to be described as a condition, and is likely more common than originally thought.