Personal Genetics Education Project

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Busy summer at pgEd with 4 PDs in 3 states

pgEd has had a busy June and July, connecting with over a hundred educators at four professional development workshops in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine. For the first time, this year pgEd organized two runs of our annual Summer Institute. This included a 2-day workshop at Harvard Medical School in Boston, and a 3-day workshop hosted […]

pgEd director Ting Wu speaking at AtlanticLIVE

On Apr 26, Ting spoke at an AtlanticLIVE forum titled “Sequencing the Genome: Examining Modern Medicine” in New York City, hosted by The Atlantic magazine. Watch a video of her session here:

pgEd roadtrip in South Dakota to visit teachers, students and communities

On Apr 24-26, the pgEd team traveled from Boston to South Dakota to meet with teachers, students and communities to lay the groundwork for our 2018 summer professional development workshop in Sioux Falls. The trip, organized by our partners at the Sanford Program for the Midwest Initiative in Science Exploration (PROMISE), was a valuable opportunity […]

Book corner: Families in face of deadly inheritance

Two recently published books, “The Family Gene” and “The Inheritance“, explore a similar theme – what does one do in the face of a deadly inherited genetic condition that is afflicting multiple members of one’s family? The families at the center of these two stories – one affected by a fatal liver condition that still doesn’t have a […]

pgEd is hiring!

We are now seeking an educator (classroom or other setting) to expand our current education efforts and take a leadership role in developing new initiatives. pgEd is a dynamic and growing organization that uses innovative methods to raise awareness about genetics and related ethical and social issues. We are dedicated to social justice and working in […]

New Lesson Plan: Genome Editing and CRISPR

pgEd is thrilled to launch our newest lesson plan, “Genome Editing and CRISPR.” In the past few years, rapid development in a series of genetic technologies, most notably CRISPR, has made it easier than ever before to make targeted changes to genomes. The potential application of these technologies for treating diseases, such as sickle cell anemia […]

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