Personal Genetics Education Project


pgEd awarded grant from DuPont to support new community-centered initiative

pgEd is grateful to DuPont for their contribution of $25,000 to support pgEd’s launch of an outpost in Fields Corner (the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston) in September. This new community-centered initiative is being headed up by Fabienne Mondesir (Director of Community Engagement), a veteran teacher from the Boston Public Schools who first came to pgEd […]

Drs. Jennifer Doudna & Jamie Cate make a generous gift to pgEd

pgEd is deeply grateful to Professors Jennifer Doudna and Jamie Cate for renewing their commitment to pgEd with a second generous donation. Dr. Doudna and Dr. Cate, who are leading scientists based at the University of California, Berkeley, they believe strongly in the importance of pgEd’s mission to engage all communities about the social and ethical dimensions of genetics, […]

National Microbiome Initiative

As the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy unveils plans for the National Microbiome Initiative, pgEd is pleased to announce that we will be developing a series of new educational resources on the microbes – microscopic organisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi – that surround us. They are in the air, in soil, the oceans; they hide in […]

Joining the NIH SEPA community

pgEd is thrilled to embark on two new projects through grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program. pgEd has received an award for its ARC project: Building Awareness, Respect, and Confidence through Genetics. Under ARC, pgEd is developing new curriculum on genetics and identity, including modules on sex and […]

Welcome to our new website!

pgEd is thrilled to launch our new website! We have updated many of our lesson plans to reflect the latest developments and advances in the field. Our upcoming events offer you an opportunity to see what we’re up to, and possibly join us for a professional development workshop, Congressional briefing, or other event. Check out […]

First GINA case resolved in court

The first case under the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA) went to court to decide whether employers can collect DNA from employees in order to resolve a situation of misconduct. As Nita Farahany describes in the Washington Post article “Test for ‘Devious Defecator’ was Unlawful, Judge Rules,” the legal issue started when a grocery warehouse company realized it […]


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