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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 […]

“Genetics has to be open to everyone” – Dr. Ting Wu in the ...

pgEd’s co-founder and Director Dr. Ting Wu discusses her efforts towards wide-ranging engagement on the potential benefits and risks of genetics in a recent interview in the Wall Street Journal.  As pgEd aims to have more conversations across diverse communities, we welcome collaboration. Drop us a line, and we are always keen to hear about […]

Brianna’s Law has matched more than 1,000 arrestee DNA samples to crime...

Brianna’s Law – passed in Nevada in 2013 in honor of a 19 year old Brianna Denison who was raped and murdered – requires collection and database entry of DNA from people arrested for a felony. According to reporting in the Reno Gazette Journal, “Although the data is still preliminary, Gresko said the collection of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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