Personal Genetics Education Project

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New Decade Resolution

At the start of 2020, pgEd made the New Decade Resolution to visit all 50 states in the USA. Our 2019 travels (e.g. to host or participate in teacher workshops, participate in various conferences, and meet with hundreds of students) inspired us to draw “pgEd’s 50-State Tour Map”. Our New Decade Resolution is to color […]

New mini-lesson on Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

Mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) is a new technique that enables prospective parents to avoid passing down certain serious medical conditions, called mitochondrial diseases, to their children. This therapy has drawn media attention in recent years, as scientists, ethicists, policymakers, and families discuss and debate its use in humans. Indeed, you may have come across the […]

Roadtrip to Cleveland, OH

In early October, pgEd and the members of Ting’s research lab got on a bus to Cleveland, OH. On our way West, we visited Howe Cavern and spent a night at Niagara Falls. The sightseeing was spectacular and the trip was a great opportunity to strengthen the bonds between pgEd and some of the scientists […]

How are patients being impacted by new genetic therapies?

With the advent of CRISPR and the hopes associated with using genetic engineering to treat genetic diseases, it is challenging to keep up with the many reports of clinical trials, FDA approvals, and families hoping for help thanks to the use of gene therapy and gene editing. After years of research, several clinical trials are […]

pgEd on the road – Summer 2019

pgEd is gearing up and getting ready for an exciting summer of professional development workshops across the country. These meetings will explore the content and activities within our lesson plans, with topics such as ‘genome editing and CRISPR’, ‘athletics and genetics’, ‘DNA, crime, and law enforcement’, and ‘the American eugenics movement’. As always, pgEd workshops […]

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