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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.

Boston Children's Hospital Innovation

BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 1/24/2021 3:00:01 PM
Mosaic point mutations and mosaic chromosome deletions/duplications add to the puzzle of #autism:… https://t.co/cc8w51cRHG
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 1/23/2021 8:00:01 PM
A Phase 2 trial just published in @JCO_ASCO finds a new use for #abatacept: preventing graft-vs-host disease after… https://t.co/5Py9mJzGGo
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 1/23/2021 6:00:01 PM
Mutations that affect only a fraction of a patient's brain cells (both point mutations and copy number variants) ad… https://t.co/uDMMGrM7g8
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 1/22/2021 10:00:01 PM
Two in-depth studies implicate mosaic mutations (affecting only some of a person's cells) as a cause of #autism spe… https://t.co/GUsCJyZ8GH
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 1/22/2021 5:00:09 PM
The percentage of people able to find a #bonemarrow donor increases dramatically if they only need to match on 7 of… https://t.co/Jw9lSKw40t
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 1/22/2021 4:00:03 PM
Two recent papers from @BostonChildrens shed more light on challenges surrounding hip reconstruction #surgery in co… https://t.co/7KgXQHluFK
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