Personal Genetics Education Project


In the News: Comparing the effect of genetics vs. the environment on our traits

Researchers and scholars have long debated the question of “nature vs. nurture” – whether our genetics or the environment (be it natural and social) has a greater influence on our traits. Much genetics research […]

“Genetics has to be open to everyone” – Dr. Ting Wu in the Wall Street Journal

pgEd’s co-founder and Director Dr. Ting Wu discusses her efforts towards wide-ranging engagement on the potential benefits and risks of genetics in a recent interview in the Wall Street Journal.  As pgEd aims to […]

Brianna’s Law has matched more than 1,000 arrestee DNA samples to crimes

Brianna’s Law – passed in Nevada in 2013 in honor of a 19 year old Brianna Denison who was raped and murdered – requires collection and database entry of DNA from people arrested for […]

DNA Evidence Sheds Light on Mystery of Egyptian Mummies

Written by Lauren Tomaselli, pgEd’s Director of Curriculum and Training

DNA testing was used to verify that two ancient Egyptian mummies buried together were half-brothers. The pair, called the Two Brothers, was found in a […]


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