Personal Genetics Education Project

Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code at the Smithsonian – Ting Wu and Map-Ed

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s new exhibit, “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code” opens to the public on Friday, June 14th. Years in the making, this interactive, technology-driven exhibit will highlight advances and challenges in genetics and medicine. It also will focus on the ethical, legal and social issues that have bubbled to the surface as learning about our DNA has become less expensive and more widely available. As far as the hands-on, interactive exhibits, the NHGRI has a list of events and projects in development (pgEd is especially curious about the theater project!) – but pgEd will have something there as well!  Ting Wu will be in Washington, DC this week for the opening of the exhibit.  We will have several stations open for people to pin themselves on our worldwide map – Map-Ed! With over 1000 players in the first few weeks, we are thrilled to get to share this game and its great educational content with a wider audience! As always, the exhibit will be free and open to the public. Looks like a great thing to do with learners of all ages!

Upcoming Events

Sep 14

National Society of Genetic Counselors annual conference

September 14
Columbus OH
United States
Sep 15

Duke panel on Orphan Black

September 15
Durham NC
United States
Nov 09

National Association of Biology Teachers annual conference

November 9 - November 12
Saint Louis MO
United States

In the News

As we finish up another week of Teaching the Genome Generation at the Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor Maine, teachers are excited to receive a copy of David Epstein's "The Sports Gene". pgEd loves leading the social and ethical dimension of this annual professional development course. Looking for some summer reading? Check out pged.org/book-corner/ ... See MoreSee Less

Posted by pgEd 7 days ago

As we finish up another week of Teaching the Genome Generation at the Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor Maine, teachers are excited to receive a copy of David Epsteins The Sports Gene. pgEd loves leading the social and ethical dimension of this annual professional development course.  Looking for some summer reading? Check out http://pged.org/book-corner/

What a wonderful three days at our Summer Institute! Thanks to our friends at Brockton High School for hosting us, and to all the teachers who came and shared their energy, passion and ideas. There will be lots for pgEd to get inspirations from as we develop our new unit of lessons on genetics and identity.
See everyone at our next workshop in Boston in less than two weeks!
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Posted by pgEd 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful three days at our Summer Institute! Thanks to our friends at Brockton High School for hosting us, and to all the teachers who came and shared their energy, passion and ideas. There will be lots for pgEd to get inspirations from as we develop our new unit of lessons on genetics and identity.
See everyone at our next workshop in Boston in less than two weeks!

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