Personal Genetics Education Project

In the News: Clinical use of CRISPR takes a step forward

This week, the Recombinant DNA Research Advisory Committee, an advisory body to the US National Institutes of Health, gave its go-ahead to the first clinical trial of the gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 in humans. While the trial must still be … Continue reading

In the News: Synthetic Genomes, Gene Drives, and Human-Pig Chimeras

  A number of developments in the past few weeks brought to the forefront various issues related to the ethical and social implications of novel genetic technologies, public engagement in science, and democratic deliberation about controversial research. On June 2nd, a … Continue reading

National Microbiome Initiative

As the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy unveils plans for the National Microbiome Initiative, pgEd is pleased to announce that we will be developing a series of new educational resources on the microbes – microscopic organisms such as bacteria, viruses and … Continue reading

Joining the NIH SEPA community

pgEd is thrilled to embark on two new projects through grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program. pgEd has received an award for its ARC project: Building Awareness, Respect, and Confidence through Genetics. … Continue reading

In the news: First optogenetics trial in humans to go ahead

You might have caught the reference to something called “optogenetics” in a January episode of the hit CBS series Limitless. Next month, a clinical trial in Texas will test whether optogenetics can restore vision to individuals with the degenerative disease retinitis pigmentosa. … Continue reading

Welcome to our new website!

pgEd is thrilled to launch our new website! We have updated many of our lesson plans to reflect the latest developments and advances in the field. Our upcoming events offer you an opportunity to see what we’re up to, and … Continue reading

In the News

Our newest Map-Ed quiz, on Genome Editing & CRISPR, is now live! Answer five questions and pin yourself on the world map.
map-ed.org/maped/?q=13

And if you haven't yet, also check out our other quizzes on the microbiome, sickle cell trait, non-invasive prenatal testing, and more.
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