Below is a summary for the BRSK2 gene observed in research publications. This is not meant to take the place of medical advice.

Click here for our full BRSK2 Gene Guide

The online Gene Guide includes more information about BRSK2 such as the chance of having another child with this condition, behavior and development concerns linked to BRSK2-related syndrome or specialists to consider for people with this condition. Share this resource with family members or your clinical providers.

What is BRSK2-Related Syndrome?

BRSK2-related syndrome happens when there are changes to the BRSK2 gene. These changes can keep the gene from working as it should.

Key Role

The BRSK2 gene plays a key role in brain development.


Because the BRSK2 gene is important in the development and function of brain cells, many people who have BRSK2-related syndrome have:

  • Developmental delay
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • Motor delay
  • Sleep issues
  • Feeding issues
  • Seizures

How many people have BRSK2-related syndrome?  

As of 2024, at least 19 people with BRSK2-related syndrome have been described in the medical literature. The first case of BRSK2-related syndrome was described in 2019. Scientists expect to find more people who have the syndrome as access to genetic testing improves.


Support Resources


Research Article Summaries

We currently do not have any article summaries for BRSK2, but we add resources to our website as they become available.

The information available about BRSK2 is limited, and families and doctors share a critical need for more information. As we learn more from children who have this gene change, we expect our 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 BRSK2 articles can be found here.

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


Research Opportunities

Simons Searchlight

Help the Simons Searchlight team learn more about BRSK2 genetic changes by taking part in our research. You can learn more about the project and sign up here.


Family Stories

We do not currently have any stories from BRSK2 families.

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