Personal Genetics Education Project

Mapping Genetics Education: The Race is On!

pgEd has launched an exciting competition among scientists and staff in the Department of Genetics here at Harvard Medical School! Teams have signed up to help educate people in the US and around the globe about personal genetics. Participants are encouraging their friends and families to take our quizzes at, and whichever team collects the most pins wins. In the first day, over 1000 new pins appeared!

What is the challenge?

Map-Ed is designed to raise public awareness about genetics. Users take short quizzes on key concepts and topics in genetics and then enter their location (current location, home address, where they work, go to school, or where they were born – and just a zip code will suffice) to be represented as a red pin on our world map. The challenge is, as a lab or team, to get as many people as you can (friends, family, etc.) to take the Map-Ed quizzes and pin themselves on the map. We’re giving each team its own link to Map-Ed so we can track the number of pins each map gets.

Special thanks Autodesk and Sigma-Aldrich for their ongoing support of Map-Ed.

Stay tuned to find out which team will win!

Upcoming Events

Jan 08

pgEd at Conservatory Lab Charter School

January 8, 2019, 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Dorchester MA
United States
Jan 16

pgEd presentation at BosLab

January 16, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sommerville MA
United States

In the News

Personal Genetics Education Project - Personal Genetics Education Project - shared National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s Becoming a Scientist with National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins.
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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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