Personal Genetics Education Project

“On Beauty” & Rick Guidotti at ASHG

pgEd  presented a workshop for high school students at the American Society of Human Genetics, as well as have our poster accepted at the meeting. We attended many intriguing talks (some of which we will revisit in this space in … Continue reading

ASHG Highlight: High School Workshop

What makes for a great athlete? How is genetic information being used to protect athletes? What can genetic testing for sports ability tell us about individuals or populations? These questions and more were tackled by a wonderful group of high … Continue reading

Thank you, Maine Science Teachers’ Association for Dana Waring’s ...

pgEd’s Director of Education Dana Waring is honored to be the recipient of the 2014 Phillip Marcoux award for her successes in informal science education in the state of Maine. Dana has visited hundreds of students, often at the invitation … Continue reading

pgEd heads back to DC: Congressional briefing on October 3rd

pgEd is thrilled to be holding its second Congressional briefing, as part of a series on advances in personal genetics and raising public awareness. This briefing, taking place in Washington, DC on Friday, October 3rd, will focus on emerging genetic technologies, genetic discrimination, … Continue reading

Come see us at the Smithsonian this Thursday, August 21st!

pgEd is so excited to be part of the Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.  We will be taking questions, doing interactive quizzes,  and talking about genomes, ethics, society, and what it all means … Continue reading

Twitch – a new documentary in which a young woman bravely shares her st...

This week, Marnie was thrilled to attend the Boston screening of Twitch, a poignant documentary by a courageous young woman named Kristen Powers, chronicling her mother’s diagnosis with Huntington’s Disease (HD) and her family’s story leading up to her decision … Continue reading

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