Personal Genetics Education Project

2018 DNA Day essay contest from the American Society of Human Genetics

The American Society of Human Genetics has released its annual essay contest question for students in grades 9-12. This year’s question focuses on an ever-changing, but enduring, debate: Should people be able to get predictive genetic testing via online companies, or should testing only be offered under the supervision of a medical professional?  As always,  students […]

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 game, health officials intervened with a number of concerns, and the promotion was cancelled. Buzzfeed’s […]

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 the Sanford Program for the Midwest Initiative in Science Exploration (PROMISE), was a valuable opportunity […]

pgEd is hiring!

We are now seeking an educator (classroom or other setting) to expand our current education efforts and take a leadership role in developing new initiatives. pgEd is a dynamic and growing organization that uses innovative methods to raise awareness about genetics and related ethical and social issues. We are dedicated to social justice and working in […]

New Lesson Plan: Genome Editing and CRISPR

pgEd is thrilled to launch our newest lesson plan, “Genome Editing and CRISPR.” In the past few years, rapid development in a series of genetic technologies, most notably CRISPR, has made it easier than ever before to make targeted changes to genomes. The potential application of these technologies for treating diseases, such as sickle cell anemia […]

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