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 4/1/2020 7:00:01 PM
Pilates might be able to help young, #obese women improve their blood pressure: via @medical_xpress
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 4/1/2020 3:00:01 PM
A group of epidemiologists, public health experts and data scientists urge release of mobile location data to help…
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Research shows that the majority of #COVID19 infections in children under the age of 19 tend to be mild:
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 3/31/2020 9:00:00 PM
Mobile location data could help guide #COVID19 social distancing measures, says @MauSantillana and his coauthors in…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 3/31/2020 8:00:00 PM
Gene expression in a specific area of the #brain can be linked to #schizophrenia: via @medical_xpress
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 3/31/2020 5:00:00 PM
Researchers discovery a sensory #nerve connection between the gut and #brain: via @medical_xpress
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