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STAT News features pgEd’s work with faith communities

The health and medical news website STAT recently interviewed pgEd director Ting Wu and wrote about our new efforts in working together with faith communities. Our goal is to expand the dialogue around personal genetics, emphasizing the importance of two-way conversations between faith leaders and scientists, and the role that faith institutions, as places of trust, can play in raising awareness and starting conversations about genetics with the often underserved and underrepresented communities that they serve.

The STAT article also covered the Minority Coalition for Precision Medicine summit, co-organized by the MCPM and the Health Ministries Network, that was held in Baltimore in September. The two-day event, which convened a number of scientific and faith leaders, was a valuable opportunity for earnest conversations about how to prevent recent advances in genetic technologies from exacerbating the social and health disparities facing minority communities.

Read the STAT article here: As gene-editing advances, a geneticist turns to the faithful

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An event that our teacher friends may find useful: NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins will be hosting a Facebook Live event on Monday, Dec 10th from 3:15-45 pm ET, where he will take questions from middle school students from across the US. You are invited to livestream this event to your classroom and submit your students' questions in the event feed's comments section!

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How can you start a career in STEM? Join NIH Director & geneticist Dr. Francis Collins on December 10, 2018 at 3:15 pm ET for a conversation featuring Johnson Creek Middle School on becoming a scientist. Dr. Collins will be taking questions from middle school students from across the U.S.!
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