Personal Genetics Education Project

Hot off the press: ‘Introduction to Personal Genetics’ – the 2019 edition

pgEd’s Introduction to Personal Genetics lesson plan offers an accessible, comprehensive and engaging approach to bring students into the urgently needed conversation about the benefits and implications of genetic technologies. This is a major revision of our previous lesson of the same name, and we are thrilled that this is getting into the hands of […]

Farewell to Johnny!

pgEd is starting a new tradition to highlight the members of our team and their contributions, as they move on to new adventures. Please join pgEd in saying a fond farewell to our dear colleague and friend, Dr. Johnny Kung, who has taken a position in Toronto to embark on the next phase of his […]

pgEd on the road – Summer 2019

pgEd is gearing up and getting ready for an exciting summer of professional development workshops across the country. These meetings will explore the content and activities within our lesson plans, with topics such as ‘genome editing and CRISPR’, ‘athletics and genetics’, ‘DNA, crime, and law enforcement’, and ‘the American eugenics movement’. As always, pgEd workshops […]

Sex, gender and genetics: Download our information brief

As part of pgEd’s ARC (Building Awareness, Respect, and Confidence through Genetics) project, funded by a Science Education Partnership Award from the National Institutes of Health, pgEd has been developing new, interdisciplinary curricula on genetics and identity. One of the topics being tackled in these materials is sex and gender. We have now produced a […]

Recognizing Dr. Bill Jenkins and his work to end the Tuskegee Syphilis Study

Last month, Dr. Bill Jenkins passed away at age 73. The New York Times has written about his life’s work to improve the safety and health of African Americans and others, and highlights his role in bringing to light the horrors of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment. Teachers might want to share this obituary with students […]

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 […]

Upcoming Events

Wed 29

Genetic engineering and the world around us

May 29, 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Portland ME
United States
Thu 30

Expert panelist for “Questions of Conscience”

May 30, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Portland ME
United States
Jun 14

Conversations on Genome Editing – ASA faith community meeting

June 14, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Washington DC
United States

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