Personal Genetics Education Project

GETed 2013 publication: Accelerating public awareness in the age of personal genetics

Conference Scene: Accelerating public awareness in the age of personal genetics“, our latest article highlighting the work accomplished at the GETed 2013 meeting, has been published in the latest edition of Personalized Medicine.

Authors Marnie Gelbart and Chris Gunter showcase some of the exciting and challenging topics we tackled, review pgEd’s new projects such as Map-Ed and our collaboration with Hollywood, Health and Society, and describe plans for the future. We are thrilled to have been able to develop several new resources to engage the public in conversation as a result of the meeting, and hope to see these projects grow and flourish, thanks to a wonderful network of scholars, friends, teachers, scientists, writers, organizers and activists.

Stay tuned: This fall, we will be rolling out one of the projects developed at GETed – a video series called ” Join The Conversation.” Thank you to our partners at Big Mouth Productions and all the participants who have made this project come to life.

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
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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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