Personal Genetics Education Project

National Microbiome Initiative

As the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy unveils plans for the National Microbiome Initiative, pgEd is pleased to announce that we will be developing a series of new educational resources on the microbes – microscopic organisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi – that surround us. They are in the air, in soil, the oceans; they hide in […]

Joining the NIH SEPA community

pgEd is thrilled to embark on two new projects through grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program. pgEd has received an award for its ARC project: Building Awareness, Respect, and Confidence through Genetics. Under ARC, pgEd is developing new curriculum on genetics and identity, including modules on sex and […]

Welcome to our new website!

pgEd is thrilled to launch our new website! We have updated many of our lesson plans to reflect the latest developments and advances in the field. Our upcoming events offer you an opportunity to see what we’re up to, and possibly join us for a professional development workshop, Congressional briefing, or other event. Check out […]

Congratulations to our MapEd contest winners!

Congratulations to our two MapEd contest winners, Scott Stein of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia and Charles Wilson of Martinsburg South Middle School in Martinsburg, WV! Scott and Charles had students take our MapEd quizzes, as well as share them with as many people as possible. Students learned some new information about genetics, and […]

Gene editing and frontiers in genetic technologies: Download our information ...

As part of our Congressional briefing, Gene editing and frontiers in genetic technologies: Innovations, impacts, and implications,” we created an overview of the of the emerging technologies our panelists – Diana Bianchi, George Church and Jennifer Doudna – will address in their remarks. Authored by pgEd’s Director of New Initiatives, Dr. Johnny Kung, this article presents the key […]

pgEd teacher in the news!

pgEd held an exciting and productive professional development workshop in July with teachers from all over the country. We are thrilled to share an article about attendee Connie Woytowich and her experience, as well as her plans to bring pgEd’s curriculum back to her students by creating a course entitled “Personal Genetics.” Over 25 teachers participated […]

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