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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 6/5/2020 6:00:00 PM
Some children exhibit immune dysregulation and hyperinflammation several weeks after #COVID19 exposure. Some guidan… https://t.co/6f6sLzVjAG
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 6/5/2020 4:00:00 PM
.@medpagetoday reports on a recent study that suggests excess risk for #COVID19-associated multisystem inflammatory… https://t.co/vhYzqhP9bd
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 6/4/2020 6:00:00 PM
Edward Lee and Alexandra Foust of @BostonChildrens collaborate with international colleagues to develop a consensus… https://t.co/XTy4N4Lo4P
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 6/4/2020 3:00:00 PM
“Because MIS-C is an entirely new condition, we are using medications that are effective in other inflammatory synd… https://t.co/1HPFUp4uJS
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 6/4/2020 1:00:01 PM
.@BostonChildrens Dr. Jeff Burns explains multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) in children in this… https://t.co/HWXTlG3Cyi
BCH Innovation News @BCH_Innovation 6/3/2020 7:00:00 PM
.@USNewsHealth highlights #celiac disease and what #glutenfree diets look like for kids: https://t.co/rozpcmNkLr
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