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 1/19/2021 4:00:02 PM
A #COVID19 treatment? In @NatureSMB, researchers @BostonChildrens & @BU_Tweets created and tested an engineered…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 1/17/2021 7:00:01 PM
.@BostonChildrens researchers have developed a predictive model based on #machinelearning algorithms that promises…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 1/15/2021 9:18:02 PM
RT @Immune_News: 🔬 Researchers from @BostonChildrens and @DanaFarber created a spatiotemporal map of the transcriptional programs controlli…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 1/15/2021 4:00:01 PM
.@maiamajumder speaks with @statnews about the impact of new #COVID19 variants on the pandemic.
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 1/15/2021 2:00:01 PM
Low-carb diets + insulin = an inexpensive #diabetes treatment aimed at the cause of the problem: intolerance to car…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 1/14/2021 10:00:00 PM
Groundbreaking research from @BostonChildrens' Dr. Diana Carlone on the development of bone mass in childhood and a…
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