Personal Genetics Education Project

Engaging with science and society at pgEd

Recently, pgEd’s Johnny Kung guest-authored a post in the blog of Addgene, the non-profit repository for researchers to share genetic tools. Johnny wrote about pgEd’s work and why we think it is important to engage diverse communities about the past, present and future of genetics. He also wrote about how he made the transition from […]

A busy summer for pgEd!

As a new academic year begins, pgEd is wrapping up another busy summer of PDs and workshops across the country (and beyond). Here’s what we’ve been up to this summer:   Teaching the Genome Generation (Brunswick, ME and Sacramento, CA) Dana continued our collaboration with the Jackson Laboratory to offer the “Teaching the Genome Generation” […]

Genetics, ancestry and health: Download our information brief

As part of our Congressional briefing, “The Common Thread: What genetics tells us about ancestry, health, and personal identity,” we have created an overview of the topics that will be addressed by our panelists. Authored by pgEd’s Director of New Initiatives, Dr. Johnny Kung, this document presents the key scientific concepts behind how ethnicity and ancestry […]

Golden State Killer and DNA databases: Dr. Johnny Kung’s interview

With the arrest of a suspect in the case of the notorious Golden State Killer, aided in part by the use of a genealogy website called GEDMatch, questions of privacy and consent around DNA are front page news. While details of the investigation have not been completely released, the basic outline is likely to be […]

Genome Magazine features pgEd in the Spring 2018 issue

The new issue of Genome Magazine is out, and pgEd is thrilled to be featured alongside some of our collaborators and former students. “What we talk about when we talk about personal genetics“, Genome Magazine by Maureen Salamon. “The project [tries to] present that there’s a blending of genetics and environmental factors responsible for most anything […]

In the News: Comparing the effect of genetics vs. the environment on our trai...

Researchers and scholars have long debated the question of “nature vs. nurture” – whether our genetics or the environment (be it natural and social) has a greater influence on our traits. Much genetics research has shown that both genes and environment shape our traits. However, several recent studies suggest that, at least for the specific […]

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Dec 11

pgEd at Boston Day and Evening Academy

December 11, 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Roxbury MA
United States

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