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See you at American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) October 15-19, 2019!

pgEd’s Marnie and Nadine are presenting a breakfast workshop at ASHG on Wednesday, October 16th at 7:15am. Check out our abstract below, and meeting details are here: https://www.ashg.org/2019meeting/ We are looking forward to a lively conversation! —— Over the past 2+ years, deep-rooted racial and cultural tensions have risen to the surface across the United […]

Privacy and informed consent: “Operation Double Helix” charges 35...

Even with a good understanding of informed consent and an awareness of the risks and benefits of genetic testing, there are unfortunately ways in which well-meaning people, hoping to use genetic testing to improve their health, can run into problems. The US Department of Justice has charged 35 people with fraud, alleging doctors and others […]

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 […]

pgEd presents at the National Association of Biology Teachers

This year pgEd had the pleasure of attending the annual National Association for Biology Teachers (NABT) conference in San Diego, California. Three of our team members presented a lesson on genetic technologies with a focus on the ethical, social and legal implications of the new CRISPR technology. The room was packed with teachers from across […]

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 […]

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