Personal Genetics Education Project


pgEd’s upcoming Congressional briefing – Fall 2015

pgEd is pleased to announce another Congressional briefing is in the planning stages, set for November 17th, 2015 in Washington DC. Our agenda will include a discussion of the emerging technologies related to CRISPR Cas 9 and genome editing, with … Continue reading

New Lesson Plan – Understanding eugenics using primary sources

We are excited to share our newest lesson plan, “Using primary sources to understand eugenics.” Students are invited to explore the origins and execution of the American eugenics movement in the early part of the 20th century by studying this collection … Continue reading

Map-Ed wins Unlocking Life’s Code’s May Resource of the Month!

Thank you so very much to our colleagues at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI/NIH) and Unlocking Life’s Code! We are delighted to have our online quiz platform, Map-Ed: Genetics is Getting Personal, selected as their third-ever Resource of … Continue reading

Tweeting About Genetics: What are people all over the world saying about gene...

We have a nifty new app we are excited to share – Wondering where in the world DNA is a hot topic? What are people saying about genes, genetics and genomics? Thanks to the talented and generous Martin Gingras, you … Continue reading

Pin yourself on the world map: DNA Day edition

How many pins representing genetics education can we collect in one day? Granted, it is a special day – DNA Day celebrates the discovery of the helical structure of DNA, and also the Human Genome Project. To celebrate #DNADay15, we’ve created a … Continue reading

In the news: DNA and the criminal justice system

In the days leading up to (and since!) pgEd’s Congressional briefing on personal genetics and law enforcement, a number of news stories related to the use and collection of DNA in the criminal justice system have caught our attention. A … Continue reading


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