Personal Genetics Education Project

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National Microbiome Initiative

As the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy unveils plans for the National Microbiome Initiative, pgEd is pleased to announce that we will be developing a series of new educational resources on the microbes – microscopic organisms such as bacteria, viruses and … Continue reading

Joining the NIH SEPA community

pgEd is thrilled to embark on two new projects through grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program. pgEd has received an award for its ARC project: Building Awareness, Respect, and Confidence through Genetics. … Continue reading

Welcome to our new website!

pgEd is thrilled to launch our new website! We have updated many of our lesson plans to reflect the latest developments and advances in the field. Our upcoming events offer you an opportunity to see what we’re up to, and … Continue reading

First GINA case resolved in court

The first case under the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA) went to court to decide whether employers can collect DNA from employees in order to resolve a situation of misconduct. As Nita Farahany describes in the Washington Post article “Test for ‘Devious Defecator’ … Continue reading

1st ever Map-Ed competition – the results!

Scientists and staff here in our Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School just wrapped up pgEd’s first ever Map-Ed competition, going head-to-head to see who could bring in the most pins to Map-Ed. Eighteen teams signed up, and we gave each team … Continue reading

On the cutting edge – prenatal screening, newborn sequencing, genetic e...

From the research laboratory to the doctor’s office, genetics is in the news all the time. Looking for something to read on a snowy day? Here’s a sampling of what we’re reading. From the clinic, hear about how genome sequencing helped diagnosis … Continue reading

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