Personal Genetics Education Project

pgEd in the news

To Serve Better – South Dakota, Harvard Gazette (October, 2019)

Consumer Genetics: To Test or Not to Test? by Nadine Vincenten and Marnie Gelbart, Bill of Health, Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School (June 4, 2019)

Festival of Genomics 2019 – Raising Genomics Awareness: An Interview with pgEd by Joshua Neil, Front Line Genomics (January 28, 2019)

5 ethical issues in science for Catholics to consider by Wyatt Massey, U.S. Catholic (January 8, 2019)

Engaging with science and society at pgEd by Johnny Kung, Addgene blog (September 20, 2018)

How a Harvard Genetics Professor Inspired a Pastor’s CT Article by Morgan Lee, Christianity Today (September 3, 2018)

Medicine: more precise, more effective, but more overdiagnosis by Carl Heneghan, BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine Spotlight blog (August 21, 2018)

Scientists Confront the Ghost of Eugenics by Amy Marcus, The Wall Street Journal (August 17, 2018)

The Complicated Ethics of Gene Editing by Jack Crosbie, Healthcare Analytics News (July 20, 2018)

For Some African-Americans, Genetic Testing Reopens Past Wounds by Amy Marcus, The Wall Street Journal (July 14, 2018)

CRISPR Fans Fight for Egalitarian Access to Gene Editing by Megan Molteni, WIRED (June 6, 2018)

Genetic Privacy Concerns Emerge After Police Search Public DNA Site To Find The Golden State Killer, Greater Boston, WGBH-TV (May 1, 2018)

Genomics Gets Personal: Decreasing Cost Ushers in the Age of Personalized Whole-Genome Sequencing by Helen Albert, Clinical OMICS (April 5, 2018)

What We Talk About When We Talk About Genetics by Maureen Salamon, Genome Magazine (April 3, 2018)

A Scientist’s Mission: Talking Genetics With Everybody by Amy Marcus, The Wall Street Journal (February 23, 2018)

Marnie Gelbart on the importance of engaging both scientists and our communities in spreading awareness of personalized genetic technologies, an interview for Genes to Genomes, a blog from the Genetics Society of America (February 7, 2018)

Gene Editing Lecture Garners a Big Crowd by Cole Stevens, ZU News (October 9, 2017)

Interview of Johnny Kung (pgEd) with News Talk 770, CHQR Calgary (August 24, 2017)

Interview of Dana Waring (pgEd) with the Patrick Lalley Show, KSOO Sioux Falls (August 22, 2017)

Designer babies not the most urgent concern of genetic medicine by Johnny Kung (pgEd), The Toronto Star (August 21, 2017)

Harder, Better, Faster, CRISPR by Christopher Lydon, Radio Open Source (August 10, 2017)

Sequencing the Genome: Examining Modern Medicine, AtlanticLIVE, The Atlantic (April 26, 2017)

DIY Gene Editing: Fast, Cheap—and Worrisome by Amy Marcus, The Wall Street Journal (February 26, 2017)

The Painful Questions about Genetics and Race by Nathan Barczi, Christianity Today (February 17, 2017)

In the Image of Our Choosing by Nathan Barczi, Christianity Today (February 17, 2017)

The Rockefeller University Hosts Panel On Human Genome Editing by Julianna LeMieux, American Council on Science and Health (February 14, 2017)

Geneticist on a mission to bring geneticists and religious leaders together by Derek Welch, World Religion News (December 26, 2016)

God and genome, Radio Health Journal (December 11, 2016)

On personal genetics & building bridges of trust, Science Soapbox podcast (November 17, 2016)

Five Questions: A profile of Johnny Kung, a genetics educator by Susan Karcz, Harvard Medicine Magazine (November 7, 2016)

God and the genome: A geneticist seeks allies among the faithful by Andrew Joseph, STAT News (October 13, 2016)

Leveling the Playing Field: Closing the Gap in Public Awareness of Genetics between the Well Served and Underserved by Johnny Kung (pgEd) and Ting Wu (pgEd), The Hastings Center Report, 46(5): 17–20, DOI: 10.1002/hast.613 (September 21, 2016)

Bridging the Trust Gap: Unlikely partners aim to reduce disparities in genetics education by Stephanie Dutchen, Harvard Medical School News (June 1, 2016)

pgEd Briefings: Increasing policymakers’ interest in genetics by Johnny Kung (pgEd), Genes to Genomes: a blog from the Genetics Society of America (December 1, 2015)

On the Frontier of Genetic Technologies: Members of the Personal Genetics Education Project brief Congress on gene editing advances by Elizabeth Cooney, Harvard Medical School News (November 19, 2015)

Captivating imagination, inspiring discussion, and empowering patients, Front Line Genomics (October 27, 2015)

No Longer Rocket Science: Helping Consumers Understand Genetic Info by Meredith Salisbury, Techonomy (August 3, 2015)

Personal Genetics and the Law: pgEd briefs Congress on uses of DNA in the criminal justice system by Elizabeth Cooney, Harvard Medical School News (March 20, 2015)

Philip Marcoux Award from the Maine Science Teacher Association, honoring pgEd’s Dana Waring (October 10, 2014)

Rep. Slaughter, Doctors, Scientists, and Academics Come Together to Educate Public on Genetic Non-Discrimination, press release from the Office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (October 3, 2014)

Up Close and Personal: Genetics and you, presentation by pgEd Director, Ting Wu, Longwood Seminars, Harvard Medical School (March 20, 2014)

The Science Behind Grey’s Anatomy by Melissa Malamut, Boston Magazine (October 3, 2013)

Science on Set by Rachel Bernstein, Cell 154: 949-950, DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.08.011 (August 29, 2013)

Conference Scene: Accelerating public awareness in the age of personal genetics by Marnie Gelbart (pgEd) and Chris Gunter, Personalized Medicine, 10(6): 535-538, DOI: 10.2217/pme.13.58 (August, 2013)

The Scientist Comes to the Classroom by Megan Gambino, (June 25, 2013)

It’s Personal: Modern Genetics Shapes Medicine, Public Education by Chelsey Coombs, AAAS Meeting Coverage, National Association of Science Writers (February 21, 2013)

How synthetic biology will change us, an interview with Dr. George Church (pgEd Advisor), Cosmic Log, NBC News (October 2, 2012)

The Genome Generation, MDIBL Connections, Magazine of the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (Fall, 2012)

Getting a head start: The importance of personal genetics education in high schools by Johnny Kung (pgEd) and Marnie Gelbart (pgEd), The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, 85 (1): 87–92, PMCID: PMC3313542 (March, 2012)

Catching Education Up with Technology: Preparing the Public to Make Informed Choices about Personal Genetics by Marnie Gelbart (pgEd), CBE Life Sciences Education, 11 (1): 1–2, DOI: 10.1187/cbe.11-10-0092 (March, 2012)