Personal Genetics Education Project

Back to school mini-lesson for teachers – NFL and genetic tests at the ...

DNA tests at a National Football League game? In September of 2017, genetic testing and biobanking company Orig3n partnered with the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens to offer free genetic testing to 55,000 fans at a stadium. Ahead of the … Continue reading

In the News: Scientists use CRISPR to edit disease-causing gene variant in hu...

In late July, news broke that an international team led by scientists at the Oregon Health and Science University had successfully used the genome editing tool CRISPR to modify a gene in human embryos. This was not the first example … Continue reading

Busy summer at pgEd with 4 PDs in 3 states

pgEd has had a busy June and July, connecting with over a hundred educators at four professional development workshops in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine. For the first time, this year pgEd organized two runs of our annual Summer Institute. This … Continue reading

pgEd director Ting Wu speaking at AtlanticLIVE

On Apr 26, Ting spoke at an AtlanticLIVE forum titled “Sequencing the Genome: Examining Modern Medicine” in New York City, hosted by The Atlantic magazine. Watch a video of her session here:

pgEd roadtrip in South Dakota to visit teachers, students and communities

On Apr 24-26, the pgEd team traveled from Boston to South Dakota to meet with teachers, students and communities to lay the groundwork for our 2018 summer professional development workshop in Sioux Falls. The trip, organized by our partners at … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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