Personal Genetics Education Project

Eugenics

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, […]

Current Genetics Update – pgEd’s newest lesson, “History, E...

One of the biggest concerns we hear at pgEd is that the advances in genome sequencing may lead to “designer babies” and a future in which diversity is lost because parents will genetically engineer their child to be the “best” child possible. Many people have seen the movie ‘Gattaca’, where it is predetermined at birth […]

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