Personal Genetics Education Project

pgEd Professional Development Workshop: Genetics and Social Justice

This past July, pgEd held its fifth annual Summer Institute for teachers. With more than 50 educators in attendance, this was our largest professional development workshop ever. We were particularly thrilled with the large contingents of teachers who came from Boston and Hartford public schools. The topic of this year’s institute was “Genetics and Social Justice“, and […]

STAT News features pgEd’s work with faith communities

The health and medical news website STAT recently interviewed pgEd director Ting Wu and wrote about our new efforts in working together with faith communities. Our goal is to expand the dialogue around personal genetics, emphasizing the importance of two-way conversations between faith leaders and scientists, and the role that faith institutions, as places of trust, can play in raising awareness and starting conversations […]

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 […]

pgEd Congressional briefing in the news

pgEd’s fourth Congressional briefing, held on Nov. 17 with panelists Diana Bianchi, Jennifer Doudna and George Church, was a great success. With a standing-room only crowd of over 150 in the audience, there were lively discussions about both the science and the social and policy implications of emerging genetic technologies such as non-invasive prenatal testing, […]

Map-Ed wins Unlocking Life’s Code’s May Resource of the Month!

Thank you so very much to our colleagues at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI/NIH) and Unlocking Life’s Code! We are delighted to have our online quiz platform, Map-Ed: Genetics is Getting Personal, selected as their third-ever Resource of the Month. Each Map-Ed quiz is 5 questions, and tackles scientific and ethical questions in […]

Coverage of pgEd’s Congressional briefing

Thank you to Harvard Medicine and reporter Elizabeth Cooney for an excellent summary of the discussion about the intersection of law, genetics and public policy during pgEd’s Congressional briefing on March 19th.  Check out “Personal Genetics and the Law” in the latest edition of HMS News. We are especially grateful to our panel of experts, all […]


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