Personal Genetics Education Project

pgEd Professional Development Workshop: Genetics and Social Justice

This past July, pgEd held its fifth annual Summer Institute for teachers. With more than 60 educators in attendance, this was our largest professional development workshop ever. We were particularly thrilled with the large contingents of teachers who came from Boston and … Continue reading

STAT News features pgEd’s work with faith communities

The health and medical news website STAT recently interviewed pgEd director Ting Wu and wrote about our new efforts in working together with faith communities. Our goal is to expand the dialogue around personal genetics, emphasizing the importance of two-way conversations between faith leaders and scientists, … Continue reading

In the News: First report of baby born with mitochondrial replacement

As researchers, ethicists, policymakers and the broader public continue to debate whether gene editing should be used to modify human embryos, another procedure that would result in genetic changes being passed on to future generations (a situation called “germline genetic … Continue reading

In the News: Clinical use of CRISPR takes a step forward

This week, the Recombinant DNA Research Advisory Committee, an advisory body to the US National Institutes of Health, gave its go-ahead to the first clinical trial of the gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 in humans. While the trial must still be … Continue reading

Upcoming Events

Dec 07

Workshop: Genetics and Social Justice

December 7, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

In the News

We are thrilled to have a small part in helping bring Rick Guidotti's "On Beauty" to Maine for the first time, as part of the Genetics Film Festival hosted by The Jackson Lab and the Jesup Memorial Library. This Thursday, 10/6, at the Jesup in Bar Harbor, Maine, 7pm. Open to all. Check out the trailer: ... See MoreSee Less

ON BEAUTY is a call to action: a Kartemquin documentary film and social engagement campaign calling on each of us to change the way we perceive, judge and tr...

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