Personal Genetics Education Project

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 for you on Thursday August 21st, from 10am to 3pm at the Museum, located on […]

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 to undergo genetic testing at the age of 18. Through interviews, the film shares the […]

Dr. Ting Wu at the Science and Entertainment Exchange

pgEd’s Director, Ting Wu, recently participated in an event that connects Hollywood writers and scientists in an effort to bring exciting and accurate scientific storylines to screens big and small.  Organized by the Science and Entertainment Exchange at the National Academy of Sciences and Creative Artists Agency, this work is another way pgEd is striving […]

pgEd Summer Institute

pgEd is excited to announce our third Summer Institute, July 29-31, 2014. This three-day teacher training will be an introduction to personal genetics and its impact on society. A wave of personal genetic information is coming – how can we prepare students to make informed choices for themselves and for society as a whole? This Summer […]

pgEd at the Northeast Regional Conference on the Social Studies

Lauren had a great time presenting at the Northeast Regional Conference on the Social Studies on April 8th. It was a great discussion with social studies teachers about the history of the American Eugenics Movement and how we can prevent new genetic technologies from being misued in the future. We also discussed the use of […]

pgEd at the National Science Teacher Association Conference in Boston!

pgEd is presenting our updated and expanded lessons to a group of science teachers this afternoon at the annual National Science Teacher Association conference underway in Boston this week.  The online, electronic schedule has the correct information about our workshop: we are presenting Friday, April 4th, 12:30 in the main conference center, Room 252A. We […]