friends of FSH Research


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:

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.