Personal Genetics Education Project

pgEd Mini-Lesson on the CRISPR-edited twins

In November 2018, Chinese scientist Dr. Jiankui He reported that two children, whose genomes were edited using CRISPR technology during their embryonic stage, had been born. The news took many scientists and the rest of the world by surprise, and drew much controversy about whether Dr. He’s research was scientifically and ethically appropriate. All the […]

Scientist profile: Dr. Kwasi Agbleke on nurturing scientific research in West...

For this blogpost, guest writer Dr. Jumana AlHaj Abed, a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of pgEd director Ting Wu, gives a profile of Dr. Andrews Akwasi “Kwasi” Agbleke. Kwasi is a scientist who is also working towards addressing the disparity in access to resources for science research and education, particularly in his home country […]

pgEd presents at the National Association of Biology Teachers

This year pgEd had the pleasure of attending the annual National Association for Biology Teachers (NABT) conference in San Diego, California. Three of our team members presented a lesson on genetic technologies with a focus on the ethical, social and legal implications of the new CRISPR technology. The room was packed with teachers from across […]

Engaging with science and society at pgEd

Recently, pgEd’s Johnny Kung guest-authored a post in the blog of Addgene, the non-profit repository for researchers to share genetic tools. Johnny wrote about pgEd’s work and why we think it is important to engage diverse communities about the past, present and future of genetics. He also wrote about how he made the transition from […]

A busy summer for pgEd!

As a new academic year begins, pgEd is wrapping up another busy summer of PDs and workshops across the country (and beyond). Here’s what we’ve been up to this summer:   Teaching the Genome Generation (Brunswick, ME and Sacramento, CA) Dana continued our collaboration with the Jackson Laboratory to offer the “Teaching the Genome Generation” […]

pgEd at CRISPRcon: Conversations on Science, Society, and the Future of Gene ...

pgEd had the pleasure of partnering with Keystone to develop the program for the 2018 CRISPRcon, which took place in Boston on June 4-5. The meeting took a multifaceted look at the topic of ‘gene editing’: from the various applications and recent technological developments to their impact on communities, societies, and cultures across the world. […]

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Thu 22

MEDscience Summer Program – talking CRISPR

August 22, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Boston MA
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ASHG Annual Meeting 2019

October 15 - October 19
Houston TX
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