Personal Genetics Education Project

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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 of this approach. However – the issues are far from simple when it comes to […]

“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 with Meredith Salisbury in Techonomy. pgEd continues to be grateful for the leadership of the Genetics […]

Welcoming our new Teacher Advisory Council

pgEd is thrilled to be working with our newly formed Teacher Advisory Council as we expand our interdisciplinary efforts, reach an ever-growing number of educators across the world, and continue to develop classroom-ready, high quality curricula.  Teachers have always been at the heart of our work, so we are delighted to have the expertise and […]

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 an outstanding panel of scientists and others engaging with our nation’s congressional offices. For more […]

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 of original documents and images. The lesson contains background reading, slides with detailed teacher notes, […]

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 the Month. Each Map-Ed quiz is 5 questions, and tackles scientific and ethical questions in […]

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