Exploring Difference in the Biology Classroom is a series of virtual programs that brought together educators and researchers for conversations about the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genetics.
Organized by the Personal Genetics Education Project and the Center for ELSI Resources & Analysis, this series of ELSI conversations invited researchers to share their work with educators at the forefront of teaching science in middle schools, high schools, and undergraduate institutions.
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Beyond Mendel: Leading with Complexity when Teaching Human Genetics
Date: Thursday May 11, 6:00-7:30pm ET
What Genetic Ancestry Tests Mean (and What They Don’t)
Date: Tuesday April 11, 6:00-7:30pm ET
Engaging with Genetic Disability and Difference
Date: Wednesday March 8, 6:00-7:30pm ET
How to represent wide-ranging family structures and personal identities using the latest pedigree nomenclature
Date: Thursday December 1, 6:00-7:30pm ET
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
pgEd’s dedicated team of scientists, social scientists, educators, and advocates is working to expand conversation about the benefits and ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics. Since 2006, pgEd has engaged with people from many walks of life in a variety of forums, including schools, libraries, museums, places of worship, conferences, the halls of US Congress, youth groups, and community spaces.
CERA is led by a multi-disciplinary team with advanced expertise in genomics, bioethics, legal analysis, social science research, and related fields. Our team is building a community of researchers focused on the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genetics and genomics and provides the ELSIhub platform to enhance the production, sharing, and use of ELSI research.
Support for this program is provided by the ELSI Research Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (1U24HG010733-01).