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 genetics. We’re also happy to debut a new look to the quizzes – thanks to the generous on-going grant from Sigma-Aldrich.

Choose one – or have a try with all six – and work your way through the questions. Once you complete a quiz, you can pin yourself on a world map, and watch as knowledge spreads across the globe. Enjoy the interactive features of the map – always a crowd-pleaser – developed with generous support from Autodesk.

We are in wonderful company as we join the ranks of the first two awardees, HudsonAlpha’s iCell and Cell Size and Scale from the University of Utah’s Genetic Science Learning Center.

If you have the chance, we highly recommend seeing Unlocking Life’s Code as it travels around North America in the coming months. Whether you have seen it in person or not – do not miss their website. It is full of excellent resources for teachers, students, and anyone interested in engaging and accessible information about genetics.

Upcoming Events

Nov 09

National Association of Biology Teachers annual conference

November 9 - November 12
Saint Louis MO
United States
Jan 25

CRISPR Workshop III: Public outreach, education, and engagement

January 25, 2018 - January 27, 2018
Berkeley CA
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 2 months 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 months 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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