Personal Genetics Education Project

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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

2018 DNA Day essay contest from the American Society of Human Genetics

The American Society of Human Genetics has released its annual essay contest question for students in grades 9-12. This year’s question focuses on an ever-changing, but enduring, debate: Should people be able to get predictive genetic testing via online companies, … Continue reading

Back to school mini-lesson for teachers – NFL and genetic tests at the ...

DNA tests at a National Football League game? In September of 2017, genetic testing and biobanking company Orig3n partnered with the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens to offer free genetic testing to 55,000 fans at a stadium. Ahead of the … Continue reading

Gene editing and frontiers in genetic technologies: Download our information ...

As part of our Congressional briefing, Gene editing and frontiers in genetic technologies: Innovations, impacts, and implications,” we created an overview of the of the emerging technologies our panelists – Diana Bianchi, George Church and Jennifer Doudna – will address in their remarks. … Continue reading

What is a gene drive?

A gene drive is a genetic engineering technique that efficiently “drives” an introduced DNA sequence to become inherited by all its offspring.  There is great interest in gene drives with the advent of CRISPR technologies, which simplify some of the technical aspects … Continue reading

“No Longer Rocket Science: Helping Consumers Understand Genetic Info...

pgEd’s Director and Founder, Dr. Ting Wu, shares her thoughts about her motivation for founding pgEd, her reasons for committing her intellectual and financial resources to the project, and her vision of where genetics education is headed in an interview … Continue reading

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