Personal Genetics Education Project

Map-Ed wins Unlocking Life’s Code’s May Resource of the Month!

Thank you so very much to our colleagues at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI/NIH) and Unlocking Life’s Code! We are delighted to have our online quiz platform, Map-Ed: Genetics is Getting Personal, selected as their third-ever Resource of the Month. Each Map-Ed quiz is 5 questions, and tackles scientific and ethical questions in […]

Coverage of pgEd’s Congressional briefing

Thank you to Harvard Medicine and reporter Elizabeth Cooney for an excellent summary of the discussion about the intersection of law, genetics and public policy during pgEd’s Congressional briefing on March 19th.  Check out “Personal Genetics and the Law” in the latest edition of HMS News. We are especially grateful to our panel of experts, all […]

“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 the weeks to come) and got to catch up with old and new friends, many […]

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 school students and teachers at the High School Workshop that took place ahead of the […]

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 of Maine Science Teacher Association members, talking about ethical, social and personal issues in genetics. […]

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, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), alongside a research update on the Ebola outbreak […]