Personal Genetics Education Project


pgEd’s 50 State Challenge – The Online Edition

At the start of 2020, pgEd made the New Decade Resolution to visit all 50 states in the USA. However, due to the travel restrictions and calls for physical distancing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to change our 2020 plans significantly. The pgEd team has shifted gears, and is focusing on […]

Hot off the press: ‘How Does Ancestry Testing Work?’

pgEd is excited to bring you our latest lesson plan: ‘How Does Ancestry Testing Work?‘. This lesson explores the science of genetic ancestry testing as well as the impacts direct-to-consumer ancestry tests can have on people’s understanding of their familial and cultural identity. We wrote this lesson so it can be used in the classroom, […]

Educational Materials for PBS Documentary “The Gene” Part 1

The first part of the film The Gene: An Intimate History by Ken Burns and Barak Goodman is live right now. And so are pgEd’s accompanying educational materials! Educators wishing to discuss topics from “The Gene” with students, will find clips from the film paired with pgEd lesson plans on the PBS LearningMedia website. The […]

Sign up Now for Online Teacher Workshops!

To replace some of the many in-person events we have had to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, pgEd is offering a series of online teacher workshops. In the upcoming weeks we will present several of our lesson plans. To try and accommodate various schedules, we will run each workshop twice (see schedule below). Please […]