Fiction is often used as a vehicle to explore the implications of scientific progress, and the cutting-edge science of genomics has, in recent years, inspired a number of thought-provoking tales. pgEd is participating on a panel of experts addressing the ethical, sociocultural, and scientific questions raised by depictions of genomics in modern fiction.
pgEd's director, Ting Wu, will be talking about personal genetics at a science speed dating event in Los Angeles, organized by The Science & Entertainment Exchange of the National Academy of Sciences. Ting will be meeting with producers, writers, and directors who are interested in weaving real science into storylines that they bring to life […]
pgEd director, Ting Wu, will be an invited participant in The Science & Entertainment Exchange's 2nd Annual Writers' Retreat, sponsored by Google. This retreat brings together scientists and Hollywood writers and producers to come up with compelling storylines that bring real science to television and film.
pgEd's director, Ting Wu, is a juror for the Alfred P. Sloan Prize, given at the Sundance Film Festival for depiction of science in a feature film. This year's jury also includes Kerry Bishé (star of the AMC series “Halt and Catch Fire”), Mike Cahill (who won the Sloan Prize in 2011 for “Another Earth” and in 2014 for “I […]
pgEd and the Harvard Medical School Department of Genetics are hosting the first private advanced screening of the upcoming feature film ANYA, which is a love story and genetics mystery that takes place in Queens, NY. Over three years ago, the Science and Entertainment Exchange of the National Academy of Sciences contacted pgEd director, Ting […]
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.
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.
This event will focus on the science of ancestry testing, why test results can change, and the difference between genetic ancestry and heritage/traditions.