Personal Genetics Education Project

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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