Personal Genetics Education Project

Curriculum

Back to school mini-lesson for teachers – NFL and genetic tests at the ...

DNA tests at a National Football League game? In September of 2017, genetic testing and biobanking company Orig3n partnered with the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens to offer free genetic testing to 55,000 fans at a stadium. Ahead of the … Continue reading

New Lesson Plan – Understanding eugenics using primary sources

We are excited to share our newest lesson plan, “Using primary sources to understand eugenics.” Students are invited to explore the origins and execution of the American eugenics movement in the early part of the 20th century by studying this collection … Continue reading

See you at ASHG in Boston this fall!

pgEd will be presenting a poster on Wednesday, October 23rd at the American Society of Human Genetics conference in Boston. Please stop by and say hello – our poster is about methods to accelerate public awareness and engagement with personal genetics.  We … Continue reading

pgEd’s Resource Center, now live thanks to our GETed attendees!

pgEd hosted our second GETed conference this spring, and we are still seeing so many wonderful collaborations and creative ideas come to life as a result of the meeting.  We asked our attendees:  Can you tell us about a resource, … Continue reading

Current Genetics Update – Aggression, Genetics and Complexity

pgEd recently unveiled a new lesson plan, “Genes, Environment and Genetic Complexity: Genetics and Aggression.” Like all of our materials, it is aligned with the Common Core and freely available on our Lesson Plans page. This lesson was developed in … Continue reading

pgEd loves teachers – Thank you NSTA attendees!

Dana had a great visit to San Antonio, thanks to the many wonderful, enthusiastic and creative teachers at the National Science Teacher Association conference. We were pleased to have a great crowd for our talk, and really appreciated the conversation, … Continue reading

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