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 8/5/2020 8:00:00 PM
When we get hot, the body releases #sweat that evaporates, making us feel cooler. @NYTScience explains how sweat wo…
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Erica Esrick, MD, and David Williams, MD, have been selected among @FastCompany's Most Creative People in Business…
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BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 8/4/2020 8:00:00 PM
As #COVID19 continues to consume #globalhealth resources, diseases like #tuberculosis, #HIV and #malaria are making…
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The United States has entered a #COVID19 limbo of closing and reopening states and businesses. How can we break thi…
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The structures of our #DNA contain the blueprint to our entire body. Scientists are looking at how #genome structur…
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