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Shaping the future of pediatric medicine

For 150 years, Boston Children’s has embodied a culture of scientific investigation that has shaped pediatric medicine and changed children’s lives. This legacy continues today as we lead the world in pediatric research, empowering clinicians and scientists to challenge the status quo and seek better answers for our patients.

Our research enterprise is the world's largest and most highly-funded pediatric hospital. In FY2022, we received more funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other children’s hospital in the nation. We perform research in a vast range of specialties, revolutionizing treatments for children with common conditions, such as asthma, diabetes and obesity, to children with rare and complex disorders.

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Boston Children's leads or participates in hundreds of clinical trials. Use this database to find out which trials are recruiting, who can enroll and more.

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Institutional Centers for Clinical & Translational Research

A central hub of resources to support the Boston Children’s research community through guidance on planning, designing, implementing and reporting.

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Could ADHD be diagnosed genetically?

ADHD is often missed in children under the age of 7, but new research suggests that it could be diagnosed earlier via genetics in up to half of cases.

Learn more about diagnosing ADHD

Toddlers diagnosed with autism should be reevaluated over time

Autism is not a lifelong label: A new study finds that 37 percent of toddlers diagnosed with autism no longer meet the criteria at age 5-7.

Learn more about reevaluating toddlers with autism

Bringing equity to genomic sequencing in newborns: BabySeq 2.0

The latest BabySeq study is partnering with health centers in underserved communities to make genomic screening more widely accessible to newborns.

Learn more about BabySeq 2.0