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The Stem Cell Program at Children's

Children's Hospital Boston believes that stem cell research holds extraordinary potential for the development of therapies that may change the future for the children who come to us, and for countless others like them throughout the world. We established the Stem Cell Program at Children's Hospital Boston to work towards that goal, bringing together premier physician-scientists, researchers and technicians to form one of the top stem cell research units in the world.

The sole mission of the Stem Cell Program is to explore, understand, and translate the promise of stem cells into effective clinical therapies and treatments. The focus is on the exploration of stem cell biology as a key to treatments for diseases affecting children. Through an understanding of the role of stem cells in normal development, researchers seek to capture and direct the innate capabilities of stem cells to treat blood diseases, Down syndrome, diabetes, Parkinson disease, spinal cord injury, and many other conditions.



  • Some stem cell firsts by Children’s researchers

    Read more about stem cell milestones over the past decade.