Personal Genetics Education Project


Current Genetics Update: The Supreme Court, DNA collection and gene patents

In the past several weeks, the US Supreme Court has issued two major decisions that impact the field of personal genetics. ¬†First, the Court rules that human genes cannot be patented. ¬†The case involved the patents on the BRCA 1 and 2 genes, the very same genes in the news recently thanks to Angelina Jolie’s […]

Current Genetics Update – Teaching about BRCA and risk in the classroom

Movie star and philanthropist Angelina Jolie’s recent disclosure in the New York Times that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy to lower her risk of breast cancer has put genetic testing in the limelight in a way that doesn’t happen very often. pgEd appreciates Jolie’s and many other’s effort to present this story and more […]