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March 2020

“The Gene: An Intimate History” screening & panel discussion – Atlanta, GA

March 10

In partnership with WETA and the Emory Center for Ethics, pgEd will be participating in a panel discussion in association with a screening of the new Ken Burns documentary,The Gene: An Intimate History at the Atlanta Science Festival on the evening of Tuesday, March 10.

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April 2020

Talking CRISPR with students at Dexter Southfield School – Brookline, MA

April 2, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Dexter Southfield School, 20 Newton Street
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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pgEd has been invited to come and have a conversation with students at Dexter Southfield School about the science and ethics of genome editing and CRISPR.

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Lecture for “Social Issues in Biology” course at Harvard – Boston, MA

April 9, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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The pgEd team will be leading a session at the "Social Issues in Biology" course at Harvard University titled "Engaging Diverse Publics on Issues in Genetics." This is a discussion-based course focusing on controversial issues in biology and the social responsibility of scientists. Students in this class are drawn from PhD programs across biology-related disciplines as well as from other programs such as law, bioethics and education.

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“Raising a woke generation of geneticists: how and why to include eugenics history in genetics classes” – National Harbor, MD

April 24, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center National Harbor, MD United States + Google Map

Marnie has been invited to speak about the history of the American eugenics movement in a session at The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC), a conference organized by the Genetics Society of America. Organized by Dr. Michele Markstein, this session invites genetics educators, at undergraduate and graduate-level, to participate in a discussion about how to talk about the history of eugenics as well as ethical issues surrounding modern genetics research in their classrooms.

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Keynote address & workshop at NYSMTP in Albany, NY

April 25

pgEd is presenting the keynote address at the NYS Master Teacher Program and will also facilitate a workshop.    

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Talking CRISPR with Boston Latin Academy students – Boston, MA

April 27, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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pgEd has been invited for a dialogue with Boston Latin Academy students about the science and ethics of genome editing and CRISPR.

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May 2020

Community conversations on Genetics – Bronx, NY

May 29, 6:00 pm - May 30, 4:00 pm

We will be meeting with veteran Carrie Taft, president of the Hope And Victory Evolves organization, and people of the Bronx community to discuss various genetic topics and their social implications. We will have a short introductory day on Friday, May 29th (6 - 9pm), and then spend time going through other areas of interest on Saturday, May 30th (10 - 4pm). Please click here to view the full program and to access event registration.

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June 2020

MEDscience Summer Program – Boston, MA

June 12, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 21, 2020

Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Throughout the summer, pgEd will join forces with the HMS MEDscience summer program - a hands-on experience in the fields of biology, health care, and medicine - to talk with their students about personal genetics.

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MEDscience Summer Program – Boston, MA

June 19, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 21, 2020

Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Throughout the summer, pgEd will join forces with the HMS MEDscience summer program - a hands-on experience in the fields of biology, health care, and medicine - to talk with their students about personal genetics.

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2020 Teaching the Genome Generation – New England

June 21 - June 26
Bowdoin College, Campus Rd N
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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Dana is once again joining the Teaching the Genome Generation course as a faculty member, which is offered through the Jackson Laboratory. Housed at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, this workshop particularly welcomes teachers from the New England states. Teaching the Genome Generation is a one-week, residential, professional development short course in genomics, bioinformatics, and ethics for high school science teachers. For details about the professional development opportunity – which blends laboratory work, bioinformatics and ethics into each day’s activities…

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