Personal Genetics Education Project

Curriculum

Back to school mini-lesson for teachers – NFL and genetic tests at the ...

DNA tests at a National Football League game? In September of 2017, genetic testing and biobanking company Orig3n partnered with the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens to offer free genetic testing to 55,000 fans at a stadium. Ahead of the game, health officials intervened with a number of concerns, and the promotion was cancelled. Buzzfeed’s […]

New Lesson Plan – Understanding eugenics using primary sources

We are excited to share our newest lesson plan, “Using primary sources to understand eugenics.” Students are invited to explore the origins and execution of the American eugenics movement in the early part of the 20th century by studying this collection of original documents and images. The lesson contains background reading, slides with detailed teacher notes, […]

See you at ASHG in Boston this fall!

pgEd will be presenting a poster on Wednesday, October 23rd at the American Society of Human Genetics conference in Boston. Please stop by and say hello – our poster is about methods to accelerate public awareness and engagement with personal genetics.  We are in the Genomics/Genetics Education section, spot 2416W. We also plan to attend many of the […]

pgEd’s Resource Center, now live thanks to our GETed attendees!

pgEd hosted our second GETed conference this spring, and we are still seeing so many wonderful collaborations and creative ideas come to life as a result of the meeting.  We asked our attendees:  Can you tell us about a resource, project or organization that people interested in accelerating awareness about personal genetics need to know […]

Current Genetics Update – Aggression, Genetics and Complexity

pgEd recently unveiled a new lesson plan, “Genes, Environment and Genetic Complexity: Genetics and Aggression.” Like all of our materials, it is aligned with the Common Core and freely available on our Lesson Plans page. This lesson was developed in response to questions we were seeing in the classroom, and it took a new urgency […]

pgEd loves teachers – Thank you NSTA attendees!

Dana had a great visit to San Antonio, thanks to the many wonderful, enthusiastic and creative teachers at the National Science Teacher Association conference. We were pleased to have a great crowd for our talk, and really appreciated the conversation, comments and questions after the presentation as well. We will be getting in touch with […]

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