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Face2Gene (London Medical Genetics): Home


For many years the CMH Library has subscribed to the London Medical genetics databases (dysmorphology, ophthalmic genetics, neurogenetics) as a client/server program, but as of now these databases have become the Library for FACE2GENE.  Unfortunately, they do not support a proxy server option or IP recognition at this time.

What this means for you: You must register individually to access these databases.

If you are a new user:

If you do not have a Face2Gene account, you can register here


Be sure to register from a CMH computer.  Be sure to use your CMH email address. 


Once you have registered using your CMH email address, you can save this URL ( on your computer(s) and/or Scope MyLinks to access the London Medical Databases.

If you are an existing user:

If you are an existing FACE2GENE user, you can sign in here.


Once you have registered using your CMH email address, you can save this URL ( on your computer(s) and/or Scope MyLinks to access the London Medical Databases.

Feedback and Tips


Please send feedback if you find that these databases are or are not of continuing use to you.



If you see the following error message when loggin in, contact Face2Gene to be confirmed:


ACCOUNT ACTIVATION PENDING: Some features may not be available until Face2Gene has confirmed you to be a healthcare professional.


A "Support" button can be found in the upper left corner of the page.


Confirmations should happen within 1-24 hours, but occasionally users are inadvertently missed. The only area that is restricted until validation is Face2Gene's Unknown Forum. One must be a genetics clinician to access it. Public sources are used to validate healthcare association.



When searching the Face2Gene Library, use the Advanced search feature.  You can put a word or phrase from the name of the syndrome in the top box (e.g., Prader) in either the Basic search or the Advanced search to get syndromes with that word or phrase in their names, but you will need the Advanced search feature to search phenotypes together. Use the Features box and enter a feature (e.g., obesity). Select it, then type in another feature, and so on.  You can search one, two, three or more features in that Features search box.  When you click the Search button, the Syndromes tab will list only those syndromes with all your selected features.  When you click on a syndrome, you will see its description with photos and references.