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Game Changers

The full list of the Globe’s 2017 Game Changers

Bright ideas and breakthroughs, inventions and innovations, people and places making waves in Boston.

ActBlue — How a Somerville nonprofit revolutionized American politics

Alexa — Siri, watch your back

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Ed Ansin — Ed Ansin changes the channel, but still has the signal

Barr Foundation — On the waterfront, the Barr Foundation jumps in

Biogen — In Cambridge, a step forward in the race to end Alzheimer’s

Biotech incubators — In life sciences and biotech, incubators are hot

Michael Bloomberg — Michael Bloomberg hasn’t forgotten Boston, and his recent donations show it

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Jef Boeke — What if we built our own genome?

Boston Foundation — Tech startups pledge to spread the wealth

Boston Public Library — With a renovation, BPL transforms not only the building, but its attitude

Boston Winter — 50 years later, City Hall Plaza is cool

Dennis Burke — A Boston surgeon takes a stand

Catalant Technologies — Consultants get in on the gig economy

Chelsea — Boston’s commercial and residential development boom spills across the Tobin Bridge

George Church — What if we built our own genome?

Commonwealth Care Alliance — The Boston-based insurer and care provider has begun to find success treating a complex population of patients

Dave Dombrowski — How ‘old school’ Dave Dombrowski boldly revived the Red Sox

Cedric Douglas — Boston’s street art is hitting a growth spurt. Here’s the man behind it.

Megan Driscoll — PharmaLogics Recruiting discovers the bonuses of big raises

Lydia Edwards — When tenants get into trouble, a new city office can help

Kevin Esvelt — An MIT transparency advocate shakes up genetic engineering

4Front Ventures — A pivot point for pot in Massachusetts

Gordon Freeman — Is this chemotherapy’s successor?

Gloucester — Fish are Gloucester’s past — and its future

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Deb Goldberg — The Massachusetts treasurer wants to keep the regulatory reins over the nascent marijuana industry

Karl Iagnemma — This Boston startup is putting us on the fast track to self-driving cars

Immedia Semiconductor — The Andover company expands beyond surveillance cameras and challenges industry leaders

Immunotherapy — Is this chemotherapy’s successor?

Indigo Agriculture — Indigo Agriculture looks to make agriculture a growth industry

Innovation & Design Building — At the forefront of the transformation of the Seaport District, the Innovation & Design Building lives up to its name

Ionic Materials — A Woburn startup develops lithium-ion batteries that can’t explode, and last longer

Abby Johnson — Under not-so-new management, Fidelity retrenches

Ann Klee Meet the GE exec in charge of the company’s Boston buildout

Stephen Knapp — Painting with light

Kris Krane — A pivotal point for pot in Massachusetts

Corey Lewandowski — For better or worse, Corey Lewandowski broke the political mold

David Leonard — With a renovation, BPL transforms not only the building, but its attitude

MFAnow — How the MFA got into the overnight dance party game

MIT — At MIT, there is such thing as a free ride

Jan Mutchler — Bright ideas for a graying population

N.P. “Narv” Narvekar — Harvard’s $36 billion man

nuTonomy — This Boston startup is putting us on the fast track to self-driving cars

Chris Osgood — Can this man save Boston’s streets?

Panos Panay — Will musicians and singers make bank from new database?

Papercuts J.P. — It takes a village to publish a book

Rich Pelletier — A win for the little guy in battle over alcohol laws

PharmaLogics Recruiting — PharmaLogics Recruiting discovers the bonuses of big raises

Pledge 1% Boston — Tech startups pledge to spread the wealth

David Pogorelc — Homes for the middle class — in Southie (!)

RadioPublic — RadioPublic looks to build a better podcast

Jake Shapiro — RadioPublic looks to build a better podcast

Tiger Shaw — Tiger Shaw is helping heat up New England’s snow sports scene

Isaiah Stover — In addressing the statewide housing crunch, a Nantucket resident shows the wisdom of starting small.

Suffolk — Fusing tech and construction at Suffolk

SyncThink — Virtual reality gets into the game against concussions

Renata Teodoro — How an undocumented UMass Boston student started a scholarship for others

Whoop — Fitness monitor makes the big leagues

Quincy — Quincy Center breaks out

YIMBYs — Forget ‘Not in my backyard,’ YIMBY could be the new group on the rise

Mike Zimmerman — A Woburn startup develops lithium-ion batteries that can’t explode, and last longer

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