Personal Genetics Education Project

Movement of People in Boston

Written by Fabienne Mondesir, pgEd’s Director of Community Engagement On October 18th, pgEd in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools (BPS), the Education Collaborative, made up of the National Park Service (NPS) and it affiliates, took part in a place-based learning professional development seminar called Movement of People in Boston. This day-long seminar took participants […]

Drs. Jennifer Doudna & Jamie Cate make a generous gift to pgEd

pgEd is deeply grateful to Professors Jennifer Doudna and Jamie Cate for renewing their commitment to pgEd with a second generous donation. Dr. Doudna and Dr. Cate, who are leading scientists based at the University of California, Berkeley, they believe strongly in the importance of pgEd’s mission to engage all communities about the social and ethical dimensions of genetics, […]

New approaches and business models for IVF

Teachers using our Genetics and Reproduction lesson might find a recent Washington Post story of interest. It highlights the intersection of commerce, regulation and human reproduction, and uses several compelling family stories to do so. There is plenty to think about in this piece, particularly along the lines of risk and complexity. “Discounts, guarantees, and […]

In the News: Progress for gene therapy

While the potential use of genome editing tools such as CRISPR to “fix” genetic diseases has been garnering a lot of attention and excitement, other forms of gene therapy – treating diseases by making genetic changes in a patient’s cells – have made some significant recent progress towards the clinic. Rather than directly “editing” a […]

Navajo Nation reconsiders ban on genetic research

Nature News and Comment has a thoughtful piece about the Navajo Nation’s difficult history with genetic testing, and the current debate happening about whether or not to allow genetic testing of tribe members as a new cancer center opens in Arizona. Tribal members, leaders and researchers are working to draft a policy that recognizes and […]

Welcome CJ, Fabienne, Florcy and Mohammed!

pgEd has greatly increased our depth of knowledge and capacity with four wonderful additions to our team.  Florcy Romero will be creating and delivering new interdisciplinary curricula as part of our Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), and Fabienne Mondesir and CJ Jones are leading our efforts bring pgEd’s conversations to a wider audience including the […]

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

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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