Research at Boston Children's Hospital

The research enterprise at Boston Children’s Hospital, comprising more than 3,000 researchers, is the world’s largest at a pediatric center. Our work is fueled by a deep understanding of disease coupled with world-class discovery platforms, including genetics and genomics, gene editing, bioinformatics, proteomics, bioengineering, image analysis, multiple animal models, biobanks and disease-specific stem cell lines. We have special expertise in rare disease discovery and see large, highly diverse patient populations.

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Going into science: Women scientists at Boston Children's offer advice to girls

We gathered women scientists from across Boston Children’s Hospital and asked them to advise girls wanting to enter the field. Hear what they had to say, and go in depth here for more wise words and a taste of what they’re investigating.

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BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 11/29/2020 3:00:01 PM
“Safety considerations are built in at every step of the vaccine process.” Federal standards from #FDA and #CDC he…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 11/28/2020 3:00:02 PM
.@levy_o describes in @ScienceMagazine how the #FDA and #CDC require safety testing to be a part of all stages of…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 11/27/2020 8:00:01 PM
“The precision of our pancreatic cancer approach comes from both the specific targeting and the ability to monitor…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 11/27/2020 4:00:01 PM
“If we want to better understand human variation, we have to find those regions in the genome, in every tissue, tha…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 11/27/2020 3:00:05 PM
“We will not compromise safety for speed,” says @levy_o of @PrecVaccines, referring to the need to balance speed an…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 11/27/2020 2:00:01 PM
A new adhesive could enable #spinabifida surgery before birth; tests well in lab models. Great collaboration betwee…
Building on our extraordinary leadership in pediatric science at Boston Children’s, we translate our findings — and those of others — to fundamentally change how disease is treated and cured.

David A. Williams, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer