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Vector (‘vek-tǝr, n.)
1. A quantity that has both magnitude and direction, represented by a line segment.
2. An organism that carries an infective agent from one host to another.
3. An agent used to carry genetic material into cells.
4. A blog conveying new directions in medical science and innovation.

Vector is Children’s Hospital Boston’s blog about research and innovation in pediatric and adult medicine. We report and comment on medical innovations and advances – from bench to bedside – touching on scientific, business and policy issues. Our ranks include science writers, physicians, lab researchers, market analysts and others inside and outside the hospital.

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