Personal Genetics Education Project

Gene drive conversations in New Zealand

Written by Florcy Romero, pgEd’s Curriculum and Professional Development Associate New Zealand is a potential location for the use of new genetic technologies related to environmental concerns. Many species in New Zealand have been threatened by the introduction, related to human activity, of non-native rats and other predators into the islands. Concerns that a quarter of […]

pgEd at the National Association of Biology Teachers Conference

Three members of the pgEd team had a great time on a recent trip to St. Louis, MO, to share our resources and talk with teachers from all over the country at the National Association of Biology Teachers annual conference. pgEd’s Director of Community Engagement, Fabienne Mondesir, presented our lesson about gene editing and CRISPR […]

What are your favorite books?

pgEd is getting ready to update our “Book Corner” in early 2018,  and we are always looking for suggestions of your favorite reads, things that have been useful in your classroom, and books you recommend to friends, family or students who love genetics, ethics, history and social issues. Let us know what you’d like to […]

Sickle cell disease and genetic engineering: Mini-Lesson from pgEd

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a common genetic condition affecting people around the globe, primarily those with West or Central African ancestry (including many African-Americans and Latinos), as well as people of Middle Eastern, South Asian and Mediterranean descent. Many students of biology learn about SCD, and many students know of it from personal and […]

pgEd working with Youth Enrichment Services (YES)

Written by Florcy Romero, pgEd’s Curriculum and Professional Development Associate As a part of our new initiative to expand awareness of genetics in various communities, pgEd teamed up with the incredible youth at Youth Enrichment Services (YES) to offer a workshop and get the conversation started. Located on Mass Ave in Boston, this organization focuses on […]

pgEd awarded grant from DuPont to support new community-centered initiative

pgEd is grateful to DuPont for their contribution of $25,000 to support pgEd’s launch of an outpost in Fields Corner (the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston) in September. This new community-centered initiative is being headed up by Fabienne Mondesir (Director of Community Engagement), a veteran teacher from the Boston Public Schools who first came to pgEd […]

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Genomics and epi-Genetics: Impact on Developments in Medicine and Society

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