Could You Be Related to the Parker of Garner Families?

As we continue to expand upon the research of Dr. Stephens and Dr. Tyler, which began in the 1950’s, we have been able to trace the genetic mutation for FSHD back to two Pioneer family lines in Utah: The Parker Family and the Garner Family. 

 

Curious to know if you might be a descendant of either of these family lines?

 

Click the “Are You Related” button below, then use the slides to determine if you might be a match to the Parker or Garner family lines!

Searching for FSHD Modifiers: A Closer Look at the Genetics

Searching for FSHD Modifiers: A Closer Look at the Genetics

One of the highlights of our RootsTech 2020 experience was having the honor of meeting the woman who drew the original pedigree, by hand nonetheless, for Dr. Tyler and Dr. Stephens in the 1950’s! This pedigree remarkably describes 1,249 descendants of a pioneer family with FSHD, and has been a linchpin of our research for the past 70 years and contributed to the findings of many other geneticists and physicians who have studied these families for nearly 100 years.