Targeting Genetic Diseases at Their Root Cause

March 13, 2020

FSHD is a rare, progressive, muscle wasting disease that affects the face, shoulders, and arms before advancing to the lower body. Like many rare conditions, it is caused by an underlying genetic mutation. Fulcrum Therapeutics is developing an experimental therapy for FSHD, the lead candidate in a pipeline of medicines that target the root causes of genetic diseases. We spoke to Robert Gould, president and CEO of Fulcrum, about FSHD, the company’s experimental therapy to treat the condition, and how he thinks about the company’s broader pipeline.


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