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.

Boston Children's Hospital Innovation

BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 7/22/2021 2:00:00 PM
An in-depth primer on #autism #genetics: single-gene recessive mutations, chromosome deletions/duplications, somati…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 7/19/2021 6:30:01 PM
#COVID19 vaccination saves lives: This modeling study from @MauSantillana estimates that once more than 70% of resi…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 7/18/2021 11:16:00 PM
The molecular arms race continues: @EricGreerLab @BostonChildrens and @vsv512 @WUSTLmed show how viruses hijack one…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 7/15/2021 5:00:00 PM
Following new advancements and protocols, many researchers are now encouraging that newborns be screened for Duchen…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 7/15/2021 1:00:01 PM
SMART, a streamlined approach to #asthma that improves adherence and ensures adequate steroid medication for long-t…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 7/14/2021 4:00:00 PM
A research team from @BostonChildrens has combined #IVIG and #glucocorticoids in hopes of developing a treatment op…
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