Personal Genetics Education Project

Genetics and Social Justice: Professional Development Workshop, Boston, MA

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Genetics and Social Justice: Professional Development Workshop, Boston, MA

February 22, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

How does genetics intersect with issues of social justice? As genetic technologies become more widespread, how can our society ensure that education about and access to this information is available to everyone?

Join us for an engaging professional development workshop about ethical and social issues related to genetics. We create interdisciplinary lesson plans that explore how increasing access to genetic information will affect individuals, families and society.

10 PDPs available – attendees need to complete a small amount of work after the workshop to meet the required 10 hours.

Stipend: $100

Registration fee: $25

Topics include: Introduction to personal genetics, the American eugenics movement, gene editing and CRISPR, and DNA and criminal justice.

Content Areas: Social studies, biology, sociology, biotech, humanities, health, law and government teachers and administrators encouraged to attend (all content teachers welcome); grades 8 – 12, college professors welcome.

Please register here. Contact Lauren Tomaselli at for more information.


February 22
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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