Personal Genetics Education Project

pgEd Professional Development Workshop: Genetics and Social Justice

This past July, pgEd held its fifth annual Summer Institute for teachers. With more than 50 educators in attendance, this was our largest professional development workshop ever. We were particularly thrilled with the large contingents of teachers who came from Boston and … Continue reading

STAT News features pgEd’s work with faith communities

The health and medical news website STAT recently interviewed pgEd director Ting Wu and wrote about our new efforts in working together with faith communities. Our goal is to expand the dialogue around personal genetics, emphasizing the importance of two-way conversations between faith leaders and scientists, … Continue reading

In the News: First report of baby born with mitochondrial replacement

As researchers, ethicists, policymakers and the broader public continue to debate whether gene editing should be used to modify human embryos, another procedure that would result in genetic changes being passed on to future generations (a situation called “germline genetic … Continue reading

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

Upcoming Events

Sun 25

JAX Teaching the Genome Generation course (Connecticut)

June 25, 8:00 am - June 30, 5:00 pm
Hartford CT
United States
Tue 27

Summer Institute: Genetics and Social Justice, Brockton, MA

June 27, 9:00 am - June 29, 3:30 pm
Brockton MA
United States
Jul 09

JAX Teaching the Genome Generation course (Maine)

July 9 - July 14
Bar Harbor ME
United States

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