Learn more about SCN1B and connect with other Simons Searchlight families with the resources below.

What is SCN1B-related disorder?

SCN1B-related disorder happens when there are changes to the SCN1B gene. These changes can keep the gene from working as it should.

Key Role

SCN1B plays an important role in brain function.


People who have SCN1B-related disorder may have:

  • Brugada syndrome, which is a condition that causes abnormal heartbeats
  • Generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures

Do people who have SCN1B-related disorder look different?

People who have SCN1B-related disorder do not look different.


Support Resources



GeneReviews are a great resource to bring to your child’s clinicians. These publications provide a summary of current research on genetic conditions and information on ongoing care.

There is currently no GeneReviews for SCN1B.


Research Article Summaries

We currently do not have any article summaries for SCN1B, but we add resources to our website as they become available.

The information available about SCN1B 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 SCN1B articles can be found here.


Research Opportunities

Simons Searchlight

Help the Simons Searchlight team learn more about SCN1B genetic changes by taking part in our research. You can learn more about the project and sign up here.


Family Stories

Stories from SCN1B families:

Click here to share your family’s story!