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Hot off the press: ‘Engineering the World Around Us: Genome editing and the e...

New year, new lesson plan! pgEd is excited to bring you our latest lesson plan: ‘Engineering the World Around Us: Genome editing and the environment’. This lesson plan offers an accessible, comprehensive, and engaging approach to bring students into the urgently needed conversation about the benefits and implications of genome editing concerning the environment. In […]

New Decade Resolution

At the start of 2020, pgEd made the New Decade Resolution to visit all 50 states in the USA. Our 2019 travels (e.g. to host or participate in teacher workshops, participate in various conferences, and meet with hundreds of students) inspired us to draw “pgEd’s 50-State Tour Map”. Our New Decade Resolution is to color […]

New mini-lesson on Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy

Mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) is a new technique that enables prospective parents to avoid passing down certain serious medical conditions, called mitochondrial diseases, to their children. This therapy has drawn media attention in recent years, as scientists, ethicists, policymakers, and families discuss and debate its use in humans. Indeed, you may have come across the […]

Roadtrip to Cleveland, OH

In early October, pgEd and the members of Ting’s research lab got on a bus to Cleveland, OH. On our way West, we visited Howe Cavern and spent a night at Niagara Falls. The sightseeing was spectacular and the trip was a great opportunity to strengthen the bonds between pgEd and some of the scientists […]

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