Personal Genetics Education Project


Navajo Nation reconsiders ban on genetic research

Nature News and Comment has a thoughtful piece about the Navajo Nation’s difficult history with genetic testing, and the current debate happening about whether or not to allow genetic testing of tribe members as a new cancer center opens in Arizona. Tribal members, leaders and researchers are working to draft a policy that recognizes and […]

Canada’s Globe and Mail coverage of personal genetics: “Our Time ...

The Globe and Mail has assembled a wonderful set of articles, polls, and videos about personal genetics, in large part to bring awareness to the launch of the Personal Genome Project – Canada. The series is called “Our Time to Lead.”  The polls that look at Canadian’s attitudes about genetic testing are worth a look, […]

MDIBL’s Connections Magazine – Fall 2012

Our friends at Mount Desert Island Biological Lab have recently published their semi-annual Connections Magazine.  We were so thrilled (and a little surprised) to see Dana and her students on the cover! We are so pleased to be part of this course lead by Charlie Wray and supported by the NIH.  Thank you to Ann Cox […]

Talking about DTC testing in Westbrook, Maine

pgEd is excited to visit Ms. Elsemore’s biology students at Westbrook High School in Maine next week. Dana has been following the discussion in this class from students’ blogs about direct-to-consumer genetic testing. This activity is part of a classroom debate adapted from pgEd’s lesson on “Direct-to-consumer genetic testing.”

Maine Science Teachers Association – highlighting Maria Palopoli’...

We had a great time at the Maine Science Teachers Association meeting this past Friday.  Thank you everyone who came to our workshop! pgEd’s session was concurrent with friend and Brunswick teacher Maria Palopoli’s session.  Despite our husbands having offices next door to each other, Maria and I actually found one another on our own, […]

Mount Desert Island Biological Lab – Genomics course for Maine high sch...

pgEd was just in Bar Harbor, Maine for Mount Desert Island’s Biological Lab’s (MDIBL) Summer Academy in Genomics. 18 high school students spent a week diving into the world of genomics, thanks to a course run by Charlie Wray and supported by the NIH. The lab work is a great introduction into the many different […]