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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 9/20/2020 4:00:01 PM
New research finds bacteria could be a leading cause of diabetes, Alzheimer’s and strokes: https://t.co/k5uRQDhPXD via @newscientist
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 9/20/2020 2:00:07 PM
Inhibition of ATR is a promising therapy for the 10-15% of #nonsmallcell lung cancers in patients with SMARCA4/BRG1… https://t.co/1KJEL3DVLe
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 9/19/2020 7:00:00 PM
.@Apple's new #AppleWatch includes a blood oxygen reader: https://t.co/EESephP7IC via @newscientist
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 9/19/2020 4:00:00 PM
Experimental #ALS medication shows promise of slowing down disease progression: https://t.co/qo8YafCTes via @harvardmed
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 9/19/2020 2:00:02 PM
Loss of BRG1 in #lungcancer affects the biochemical landscape of the replisome, increasing dependence on the ATR re… https://t.co/Klxnu2t1mF
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 9/18/2020 6:00:00 PM
New research explains how sleep apnea impacts heart health: https://t.co/jdGfwjTXAe via @HarvardHealth
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