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March 2021

ONLINE – The Gene panel for NET (Nebraska’s PBS & NPR stations)

March 9, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This event will focus on the latest breakthroughs in genetic medicine, the impact on treatment and health decisions of everyday people, and some of the ethical concerns that are raised.

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ONLINE – Inclusive Public Engagement for Geneticists: Discussing the History of Eugenics

March 10, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The history of genetics is deeply entwined with the eugenics movement. Some fear that today’s genetic advances, despite the great potential for societal benefits, could lead to a new era of eugenics. How can geneticists invite inclusive discussions on this important topic in our classrooms, labs, and communities? Join pgEd to learn about their experiences and strategies for engaging with broad audiences — from high school students to communities of faith — in sensitive conversations about genetics and the history…

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ONLINE – Class for “Social Issues in Biology” course at Harvard

March 11, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The pgEd team will be leading an online session at the “Social Issues in Biology” course at Harvard University titled “Engaging Diverse Publics on Issues in Genetics.” This is a discussion-based course focusing on controversial issues in biology and the social responsibility of scientists. Students in this class are drawn from PhD programs across biology-related disciplines as well as from other programs such as law, bioethics and education.

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ONLINE – Genetics in Health, History & Society: An Exploration with PBS LearningMedia

March 11, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join pgEd and Arizona Public Media for a dive into the history, science and ethics of genetics and gene therapy through the lens of The Gene, An Intimate History by Ken Burns presents. Robin will be pairing pgEd’s popular lesson “An Introduction to Personal Genetics” with content from PBS LearningMedia for The Gene. This will be an interactive workshop meant to introduce teachers to engaging resources from pgEd and PBS LearningMedia.

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ONLINE – Personal Genetics & You: Hope, Health, and Healing (Part 1)

March 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on March 17, 2021 at 1:30 pm

pgEd will be presenting 2-part virtual community information and education workshops in collaboration with Hope and Victory Evolves (H.A.V.E.) in the Bronx. These conversations will focus on genetics and its role in health and medicine, ancestry testing, privacy and law enforcement.

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ONLINE – Personal Genetics & You: Hope, Health, and Healing (Part 1)

March 17, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on March 17, 2021 at 1:30 pm

pgEd will be presenting 2-part virtual community information and education workshops in collaboration with Hope and Victory Evolves (H.A.V.E.) in the Bronx. These conversations will focus on genetics and its role in health and medicine, ancestry testing, privacy and law enforcement.

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ONLINE – Finding Your Roots panel for NET (Nebraska’s PBS & NPR stations)

March 18, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This event will focus on the science of ancestry testing, why test results can change, and the difference between genetic ancestry and heritage/traditions.

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ONLINE – Professional Development Workshop on the History of Eugenics

March 22, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on March 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm

pgEd will organize a two-part teacher professional development workshop on the history of eugenics hosted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington Genome Sciences.

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ONLINE – Professional Development Workshop on the History of Eugenics

March 24, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on March 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm

pgEd will organize a two-part teacher professional development workshop on the history of eugenics hosted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington Genome Sciences.

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April 2021

ONLINE – Personal Genetics & You: Hope, Health, and Healing (Part 2)

April 6, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on April 8, 2021 at 6:00 pm

pgEd will be presenting 2-part virtual community information and education workshops in collaboration with Hope and Victory Evolves (H.A.V.E.) in the Bronx. These conversations will focus on genetics and its role in health and medicine, ancestry testing, privacy and law enforcement.

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