Personal Genetics Education Project

Genetics, ancestry and health: Download our information brief

As part of our Congressional briefing, “The Common Thread: What genetics tells us about ancestry, health, and personal identity,” we have created an overview of the topics that will be addressed by our panelists. Authored by pgEd’s Director of New Initiatives, Dr. Johnny Kung, this document presents the key scientific concepts behind how ethnicity and ancestry are analyzed from a genetics perspective, and how our health is shaped by genes, ancestry and the environment.

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Information brief – The Common Thread: What genetics tells us about ancestry, health and personal identity

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An event that our teacher friends may find useful: NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins will be hosting a Facebook Live event on Monday, Dec 10th from 3:15-45 pm ET, where he will take questions from middle school students from across the US. You are invited to livestream this event to your classroom and submit your students' questions in the event feed's comments section!

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
How can you start a career in STEM? Join NIH Director & geneticist Dr. Francis Collins on December 10, 2018 at 3:15 pm ET for a conversation featuring Johnson Creek Middle School on becoming a scientist. Dr. Collins will be taking questions from middle school students from across the U.S.!
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