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January 2020

American Society of Human Genetics committee meeting – Rockville, MD

January 30 - January 31

Marnie will be visiting the American Society of Human Genetics in Rockville, Maryland to meet with ASHG's Public Education and Awareness Committee.

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February 2020

Bioethics class visit in Portland, Maine

February 10, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Dana will present an interactive workshop about ethical issues at the intersection of athletics and genetics to students at the Waynflete School in Portland Maine.  Thank you to Katrina St. John for the invitation.  This connection between pgEd and Waynflete is a result of the Jackson Lab's Teaching the Genome Generation summer course - which is enrolling for the 2020 session now - have a look! 

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March 2020

“The Gene: An Intimate History” screening & panel discussion – Atlanta, GA

March 10

In partnership with WETA and the Emory Center for Ethics, pgEd will be participating in a panel discussion in association with a screening of the new Ken Burns documentary,The Gene: An Intimate History at the Atlanta Science Festival on the evening of Tuesday, March 10.

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April 2020

Talking CRISPR with students at Dexter Southfield School – Brookline, MA

April 2, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Dexter Southfield School, 20 Newton Street
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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pgEd has been invited to come and have a conversation with students at Dexter Southfield School about the science and ethics of genome editing and CRISPR.

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Lecture for “Social Issues in Biology” course at Harvard – Boston, MA

April 9, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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The pgEd team will be leading a 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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Keynote address & workshop at NYSMTP in Albany, NY

April 25

pgEd is presenting the keynote address at the NYS Master Teacher Program and will also facilitate a workshop.    

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May 2020

Community conversations on Genetics – Bronx, NY

May 29, 6:00 pm - May 30, 4:00 pm

We will be meeting with veteran Carrie Taft, president of the Hope And Victory Evolves organization, and people of the Bronx community to discuss various genetic topics and their social implications. We will have a short introductory day on Friday, May 29th (6 - 9pm), and then spend time going through other areas of interest on Saturday, May 30th (10 - 4pm).

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June 2020

2020 Teaching the Genome Generation – New England

June 21 - June 26
Bowdoin College, Campus Rd N
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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Dana is once again joining the Teaching the Genome Generation course as a faculty member, which is offered through the Jackson Laboratory. Housed at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, this workshop particularly welcomes teachers from the New England states. Teaching the Genome Generation is a one-week, residential, professional development short course in genomics, bioinformatics, and ethics for high school science teachers. For details about the professional development opportunity – which blends laboratory work, bioinformatics and ethics into each day’s activities…

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July 2020

Professional Development Workshop – Omaha, NE

July 1 - July 2

At the start of July, pgEd will be traveling to Omaha (NE), to present a 2-day professional development workshop for teachers.

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Professional Development Workshop – Huntsville, AL

July 14 - July 16

In July, pgEd will be traveling to Huntsville (AL), to present a 3-day professional development workshop for teachers.

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