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Highlights of this issue include the following:
- Details about FSHD Connect, our biennial meeting that brings together patients and families with some of the world’s foremost researchers and clinicians for two days of immersive learning and networking.
- The latest scientific advances including the discovery of two DNA sequences that activate expression of DUX4 protein only in FSHD muscle; factors that increase the risk of respiratory insufficiency in some FSHD patients; the first published high-throughput drug screening study for compounds that block DUX4 toxicity; and a method to grow human FSHD muscle in a mouse.
- Patients and researchers share their personal stories in Washington DC as they advocate for resources for FSHD.
- Our Events Calendar for this year. Fundraisers from coast to coast are raising awareness and dollars for FSH Society programs and research grants. Please help spread the word!