Personal Genetics Education Project


Educational Materials for PBS Documentary “The Gene” Part 1

The first part of the film The Gene: An Intimate History by Ken Burns and Barak Goodman is live right now. And so are pgEd’s accompanying educational materials! Educators wishing to discuss topics from “The Gene” with students, will find clips from the film paired with pgEd lesson plans on the PBS LearningMedia website. The […]

Sign up Now for Online Teacher Workshops!

To replace some of the many in-person events we have had to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, pgEd is offering a series of online teacher workshops. In the upcoming weeks we will present several of our lesson plans. To try and accommodate various schedules, we will run each workshop twice (see schedule below). Please […]

pgEd is Education Partner for New PBS Documentary

pgEd is excited to be partnering with WETA to produce educational materials to complement the upcoming Ken Burns and Barak Goodman documentary, “The Gene: An Intimate History” based on a book with the same title by Siddhartha Mukherjee. The two-part, four-hour film, which traces the history of genetic science from the earliest theories of inheritance […]

Sign up for our very first Online Workshop!

On Tuesday, March 31 at 4:00 pm EDT pgEd will host our very first virtual workshop, focused on our new lesson – “Engineering the World Around Us: Genome Editing and the Environment”. Sign up here: Join us as we explore three case studies that illustrate how genetic tools are being used with the goal of addressing environmental […]