friends of FSH Research

Funding Research for
FSH Muscular Dystrophy Dots

Access to biological material

If you are interested in obtaining cell lines or patients samples for FSHD research there are two main repositories of cell/tissue banks.

The Fields Center for FSHD Research

To obtain cell lines you can e-mail them directly:

FieldsCenter@urmc.rochester.edu

Genea Biocells

Genea Biocells has NIH-approved embryonic stem cell lines that have confirmed genetic diagnosis of FSHD. 

Leiden Open Variation Database

The Leiden Open Variation Database is a curated database of mutations for SMCHD1. It is linked to NCBI. Any FSHD-relevant genetic variants should be input into this database.