Learn more about BCL11A and connect with other Simons Searchlight families with the resources below.


Support Resources


Research Article Summaries

Below, we have summarized research articles about changes in the BCL11A gene. We hope you find this information helpful.

The information available about BCLL1A is limited, and families and doctors share a critical need for more information. As we learn more from children who have a change in this gene, we expect this list of resources and information to grow.

Full versions of published research articles can be found on PubMed. PubMed is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) online database that is free. It has a collection of both medical and scientific research articles. A PubMed search for BCLL1A articles can be found here.

You can also visit the Simons Foundation’s SFARI Gene website to see information for researchers about this gene.


BCL11A deletions result in fetal hemoglobin persistence and neurodevelopmental alterations

Original research article by A. Basak et al. (2015).

Read the article here and the Simons Searchlight summary here.


Brain malformations in a patient with a deletion 2p16.1: A refinement of the phenotype to BCL11A

Original research article by T. Balci et al. (2015).

Read the abstract here and the Simons Searchlight summary here.


De novo microdeletion of BCL11A is associated with severe speech sound disorder

Original research article by B. Peter et al. (2014).

Read the abstract here or the Simons Searchlight summary here.


Research Opportunities

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Family Stories

Stories from BCL11A families:

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