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Sickle cell disease and genetic engineering: Mini-Lesson from pgEd

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a common genetic condition affecting people around the globe, primarily those with West or Central African ancestry (including many African-Americans and Latinos), as well as people of Middle Eastern, South Asian and Mediterranean descent. Many … Continue reading

pgEd working with Youth Enrichment Services (YES)

Written by Florcy Romero, pgEd’s¬†Curriculum and Professional Development Associate As a part of our new initiative to expand awareness of genetics in various communities, pgEd teamed up with the incredible youth at Youth Enrichment Services (YES) to offer a workshop … Continue reading

Movement of People in Boston

Written by Fabienne Mondesir, pgEd’s Director of Community Engagement On October 18th, pgEd in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools (BPS), the Education Collaborative, made up of the National Park Service (NPS) and it affiliates, took part in a place-based … Continue reading

New approaches and business models for IVF

Teachers using our Genetics and Reproduction lesson might find a recent Washington Post story of interest. It highlights the intersection of commerce, regulation and human reproduction, and uses several compelling family stories to do so. There is plenty to think … Continue reading

Navajo Nation reconsiders ban on genetic research

Nature News and Comment has a thoughtful piece about the Navajo Nation’s difficult history with genetic testing, and the current debate happening about whether or not to allow genetic testing of tribe members as a new cancer center opens in … Continue reading

Welcome CJ, Fabienne, Florcy and Mohammed!

pgEd has greatly increased our depth of knowledge and capacity with four wonderful additions to our team. ¬†Florcy Romero will be creating and delivering new interdisciplinary curricula as part of our Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), and Fabienne Mondesir and … Continue reading

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