Personal Genetics Education Project

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pgEd at the National Association of Biology Teachers Conference

Three members of the pgEd team had a great time on a recent trip to St. Louis, MO, to share our resources and talk with teachers from all over the country at the National Association of Biology Teachers annual conference. … Continue reading

Congratulations to our MapEd contest winners!

Congratulations to our two MapEd contest winners, Scott Stein of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia and Charles Wilson of Martinsburg South Middle School in Martinsburg, WV! Scott and Charles had students take our MapEd quizzes, as well as share … Continue reading

pgEd teacher in the news!

pgEdĀ held an exciting and productive professional development workshop in July with teachers from all over the country. We are thrilled to share an article about attendee Connie Woytowich and her experience, as well as her plans to bring pgEd’s curriculum … Continue reading

Mapping Genetics Education: The Race is On!

pgEd has launched an exciting competition among scientists and staff in the Department of Genetics here at Harvard Medical School! Teams have signed up to help educate people in the US and around the globe about personal genetics. Participants are … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s breakthrough called a “game changer”

Alzheimer’s researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have made an amazing breakthrough that is being hailed as “a giant step forward” and “a paradigm shifter.” Researchers Rudolf E. Tanzi and Doo Yeon Kim were able to grow human brain cells in … Continue reading

Gene protects against dementia

Scientists have demonstrated that a protein called REST can protect the brain from the effects of dementia and may someday help treat Alzheimer’s patients. They found that, in mice, REST turns off genes that promote cell death and misfolded proteins. … Continue reading

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