Personal Genetics Education Project

How are patients being impacted by new genetic therapies?

With the advent of CRISPR and the hopes associated with using genetic engineering to treat genetic diseases, it is challenging to keep up with the many reports of clinical trials, FDA approvals, and families hoping for help thanks to the use of gene therapy and gene editing. After years of research, several clinical trials are […]

Hot off the press: ‘Introduction to Personal Genetics’ – the 2019 edition

pgEd’s Introduction to Personal Genetics lesson plan offers an accessible, comprehensive and engaging approach to bring students into the urgently needed conversation about the benefits and implications of genetic technologies. This is a major revision of our previous lesson of the same name, and we are thrilled that this is getting into the hands of […]

Farewell to Johnny!

pgEd is starting a new tradition to highlight the members of our team and their contributions, as they move on to new adventures. Please join pgEd in saying a fond farewell to our dear colleague and friend, Dr. Johnny Kung, who has taken a position in Toronto to embark on the next phase of his […]

pgEd on the road – Summer 2019

pgEd is gearing up and getting ready for an exciting summer of professional development workshops across the country. These meetings will explore the content and activities within our lesson plans, with topics such as ‘genome editing and CRISPR’, ‘athletics and genetics’, ‘DNA, crime, and law enforcement’, and ‘the American eugenics movement’. As always, pgEd workshops […]

Sex, gender and genetics: Download our information brief

As part of pgEd’s ARC (Building Awareness, Respect, and Confidence through Genetics) project, funded by a Science Education Partnership Award from the National Institutes of Health, pgEd has been developing new, interdisciplinary curricula on genetics and identity. One of the topics being tackled in these materials is sex and gender. We have now produced a […]

Recognizing Dr. Bill Jenkins and his work to end the Tuskegee Syphilis Study

Last month, Dr. Bill Jenkins passed away at age 73. The New York Times has written about his life’s work to improve the safety and health of African Americans and others, and highlights his role in bringing to light the horrors of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment. Teachers might want to share this obituary with students […]

Upcoming Events

Mon 22

The 18th Annual Summer Institute For K-12 Educators

July 22 - July 25
Kerrville TX
United States
Thu 25

MEDscience Summer Program – talking CRISPR

July 25, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Boston MA
United States

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