Personal Genetics Education Project

Book corner: Families in face of deadly inheritance

Two recently published books, “The Family Gene” and “The Inheritance“, explore a similar theme – what does one do in the face of a deadly inherited genetic condition that is afflicting multiple members of one’s family? The families at the center of these two stories – one affected by a fatal liver condition that still doesn’t have a name, the other by early-onset Alzheimer’s disease – face a series of personal, family, emotional and ethical issues through their harrowing journeys. But both families have also been actively involved in research efforts to figure out the genetic causes and, hopefully one day, cures for their conditions, even if they themselves may not live to directly benefit from the research.

The Chicago Tribune discusses these two books in: ‘For us, this means hope’: Exploring the promise of genomic medicine

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As we finish up another week of Teaching the Genome Generation at the Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor Maine, teachers are excited to receive a copy of David Epstein's "The Sports Gene". pgEd loves leading the social and ethical dimension of this annual professional development course. Looking for some summer reading? Check out pged.org/book-corner/ ... See MoreSee Less

Posted by pgEd 2 months ago

As we finish up another week of Teaching the Genome Generation at the Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor Maine, teachers are excited to receive a copy of David Epsteins The Sports Gene. pgEd loves leading the social and ethical dimension of this annual professional development course.  Looking for some summer reading? Check out http://pged.org/book-corner/

What a wonderful three days at our Summer Institute! Thanks to our friends at Brockton High School for hosting us, and to all the teachers who came and shared their energy, passion and ideas. There will be lots for pgEd to get inspirations from as we develop our new unit of lessons on genetics and identity.
See everyone at our next workshop in Boston in less than two weeks!
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Posted by pgEd 3 months ago

What a wonderful three days at our Summer Institute! Thanks to our friends at Brockton High School for hosting us, and to all the teachers who came and shared their energy, passion and ideas. There will be lots for pgEd to get inspirations from as we develop our new unit of lessons on genetics and identity.
See everyone at our next workshop in Boston in less than two weeks!

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