Personal Genetics Education Project

In the News: How alcohol may cause cancer

For many years, public health research has found a link between high levels of alcohol consumption and many types of cancer. A recent study done on mice sheds additional light on how drinking and cancer may be connected. In our body, alcohol is broken down by the combined action of several protein machines, or enzymes. […]

In the News: Developing personalized therapy using animal models

In a recent article in The Atlantic, journalist Ed Yong writes about efforts by researchers in Wisconsin to enlist the help of pigs in hopes of advancing personalized medicine. The scientists are planning to use genome editing to make “personalized piglets” for finding potential treatments for children with a hereditary condition called neurofibromatosis type 1 […]

Gene drive conversations in New Zealand

Written by Florcy Romero, pgEd’s Curriculum and Professional Development Associate New Zealand is a potential location for the use of new genetic technologies related to environmental concerns. Many species in New Zealand have been threatened by the introduction, related to human activity, of non-native rats and other predators into the islands. Concerns that a quarter of […]

pgEd at the National Association of Biology Teachers Conference

Three members of the pgEd team had a great time on a recent trip to St. Louis, MO, to share our resources and talk with teachers from all over the country at the National Association of Biology Teachers annual conference. pgEd’s Director of Community Engagement, Fabienne Mondesir, presented our lesson about gene editing and CRISPR […]

What are your favorite books?

pgEd is getting ready to update our “Book Corner” in early 2018,  and we are always looking for suggestions of your favorite reads, things that have been useful in your classroom, and books you recommend to friends, family or students who love genetics, ethics, history and social issues. Let us know what you’d like to […]

Sickle cell disease and genetic engineering: Mini-Lesson from pgEd

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a common genetic condition affecting people around the globe, primarily those with West or Central African ancestry (including many African-Americans and Latinos), as well as people of Middle Eastern, South Asian and Mediterranean descent. Many students of biology learn about SCD, and many students know of it from personal and […]

Upcoming Events

Thu 18

CRISPR Workshop III: Public outreach, education, and engagement

January 18 - January 19
Berkeley CA
United States
Thu 25

Introduction to personal genetics and society

January 25, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Feb 01

Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations

February 1, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Newton MA
United States

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