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Map-Ed at the frontiers – thank you, Antarctica!

Thanks to the pioneers in Antarctica, Map-Ed now has pins from all three U.S. stations in Antarctica – McMurdo, Palmer, and Amundsen-Scott at the South Pole (see map below). In particular, pgEd is grateful to Andrea Loehr and her colleagues … Continue reading

Ting visits Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, DC

Ting spent a most enjoyable May 2nd at Capital City Public Charter School (Washington, D.C.) with three of Ms. Schroeter’s Biology classes, Ms. Nordeen’s Biology class, and Mr. Hipkins’ History class. The conversations were great, covering topics ranging from preimplantation … Continue reading

pgEd travels to the Netherlands

Ting is in the Netherlands for an exciting international conference on genetics education entitled “Genetics Education for the 21st Century” organized by the Freudenthal Institute for Science and Mathematics Education at the Utrecht University.  She is eager to meet with educators … Continue reading

Debating direct-to-consumer genetics and medical ‘paternalism’

How much background is needed to make sense of genetic analysis? How to people react to such information? Do we need to think differently when talking about direct-to-consumer analysis versus the type of information one is likely to receive in … Continue reading

Genomics, Science and Fiction at the Broad Institute

On Jan 3rd, Lauren was an invited speaker at the Broad Institute on a panel addressing the ethical, sociocultural, and scientific questions raised by depictions of genomics in modern fiction.  Other panelists were Dr. George Church (Professor of Genetics at Harvard … Continue reading

ASHG Annual DNA Day Essay Contest

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project, the first sequencing of the human genome, and the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA double helix. To celebrate these achievements, our colleagues at the … Continue reading

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