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 1/23/2021 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 1/22/2021 3:00:03 PM
Building on the case of #milasen, @BostonChildrens is tooling up to create ultra-personalized rare disease treatmen…
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