Personal Genetics Education Project


White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit

The White House recently held a daylong summit about sports and concussions with 200 attendees, which included representatives of professional sports leagues, coaches, parents, young athletes, medical professionals, researchers, and members of Congress. The goal of the summit was to raise awareness about traumatic brain injuries and concussions. President Obama opened the summit with a […]

pgEd Summer Institute

pgEd is excited to announce our third Summer Institute, July 29-31, 2014. This three-day teacher training will be an introduction to personal genetics and its impact on society. A wave of personal genetic information is coming – how can we prepare students to make informed choices for themselves and for society as a whole? This Summer […]

pgEd at the Northeast Regional Conference on the Social Studies

Lauren had a great time presenting at the Northeast Regional Conference on the Social Studies on April 8th. It was a great discussion with social studies teachers about the history of the American Eugenics Movement and how we can prevent new genetic technologies from being misued in the future. We also discussed the use of […]

MassBioEd Professional Development

PgEd is excited to be part of a free one-day biotechnology education workshop offered by MassBioEd. PgEd will prepare participants to teach a lesson that explores the question of who is responsible for ensuring that athletes with medical conditions, such as sickle cell anemia, are both safe and treated fairly. This workshop includes six laboratory experiences […]

pgEd Summer Professional Development July 17 & 18, 2013

Professional Development for High School Teachers July 17-18, 2013; 9:30-4:00 Boston, MA Earn 12 PDPs for the two-day session Cost: $30 (scholarships available) Personal Genetics in the High School Classroom: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues Current high school students are among the first generation that will have unprecedented access to information about their DNA, as […]

pgEd visits Urban Science Academy in Boston

Lauren had fun teaching a lesson to Mr. DiMario’s AP Biology class at the Urban Science Academy in West Roxbury recently. We had an engaging and enlightening discussion about the risks and benefits of knowing more about your DNA, how it impacts you and your family, and who should be able to learn what about […]