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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 7/26/2021 6:00:01 PM
Two separate gene #enhancers, both acting on GDF5, have effects specific to the hip and knee and are linked with de… https://t.co/hoC4J7XT2c
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 7/26/2021 4:00:01 PM
"One of the most significant challenges facing the rare disease community is the length of time it can take for a p… https://t.co/Cc4KUTaC1j
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 7/24/2021 3:00:01 PM
A new study in @NatureComms provides unprecedented insights into the biology of two common, heritable orthopedic co… https://t.co/y8dP8Tp7Sx
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… https://t.co/hLw8V0Uvkk
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… https://t.co/cezIPHwFZ9
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… https://t.co/CD9Ff0ILxA
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