PGED inspires curiosity, dialogue, and reflection about genetics.
Genetic technologies are rapidly entering people’s lives.
We believe people and communities deserve to be active participants in shaping the role of genetics in our lives and society.
Since 2006, PGED has been engaging with people on the impacts and implications of genetics.
How is PGED expanding the dialogue on genetics?
Meeting people where they are
We deliver programs in classrooms, afterschool programs, libraries, museums, and places of worship; at community festivals and professional conferences; even on Capitol Hill – so people everywhere have opportunities to consider the impacts of science and technology on our world.
We create free resources, including videos, conversation starters, and curricula that invite people to explore real-world applications of genetic technologies, fostering personal connection through stories and ethical questions.
Creating tools to explore genetics, health, and society
Preparing professionals to engage with students and communities
We offer workshops, webinars, and conference presentations that equip educators, scientists, and other leaders to engage with their communities on relevant topics in personal genetics.
We work to inspire and inform portrayals of genetics in movies and TV shows by consulting with writers, producers, and directors; creating storytellers’ guides; and organizing panel discussions.
Leveraging the power of storytelling
Our Vision for the Future
We envision a world in which the role of science in society is informed by people and communities.
Support Our Free Programming
Genetics is moving quickly, so PGED’s work is needed more than ever. Donations to PGED help keep our educational resources and programs free for schools and communities. We are grateful for your contributions.
Please note that 15% of donations pay for overhead which allows us to do the work that we do from our home in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School.