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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

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

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    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

    Jef Boeke — What if we built our own genome?

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    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

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    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