Personal Genetics Education Project

Pin yourself on our global map! Welcome to Map-Ed!

pgEd is so excited to launch our newest educational tool – Map-Ed!

Go to Map-Ed.org and work your way through five questions about genetics to pin yourself on a world map.  No expertise in genetics necessary!  Questions are multiple-choice, and you will be provided with fun facts along the way to point you toward the correct answer.  Then, get your friends to play this game and see your neighborhood pinned more densely.

We are planning to add more dimensions and topics as Map-Ed grows, so please check back often to see where in the world this project is taking us!

We are so appreciative to the students and teachers who have tested this for us, to last year’s GETed meeting participants for ideas and encouragement, and to our wonderful technical team. David Bozzi has taken this project to new heights, and we are very grateful for his expertise and creativity.  Thank you to Niall O’Connor, Mick Correll and Dustin Holloway, who at the time were all part of the Dana Farber’s Center for Cancer Computational Biology, for bringing the initial vision to life in our original functional prototype.

And last but not least: Special thanks to pgEd’s own Marnie Gelbart and Ting Wu who have guided this project along all these many months!

Upcoming Events

Sep 14

National Society of Genetic Counselors annual conference

September 14
Columbus OH
United States
Sep 15

Duke panel on Orphan Black

September 15
Durham NC
United States
Nov 09

National Association of Biology Teachers annual conference

November 9 - November 12
Saint Louis MO
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 7 days 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 weeks 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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