Personal Genetics Education Project

“You are not alone: The microbiome.” Play the game!

pgEd’s newest quiz, “You Are Not Alone: The Microbiome” is live and ready for people to make their way through the questions, learn about the bacteria that are an essential part of our bodies (yes: yours, mine, newborn babies, everyone!), and pin yourself on our world map! To play, go to Map-Ed.

We cannot resist mentioning that our first pin on map for the microbiome quiz  is thanks to none other than Professor Rob Knight!  We suspect he did well on the quiz – how about you?


Special thanks to the technical team of Carlos Olguin and Florencio Mazzoldi at Autodesk, Dave Bozzi of DB Design, and Justin Brooks and Jason Landfried at SADA Systems for bringing this new quiz and our new map to life.

pgEd also thanks Harvard Medical School PhD students, Benedikt Bauer, Chen Li Chew, Natalie Hendrick, Ilana Kelsey, Zecai Liang, Dominick Matos, Kristen Mengwasser, David Radke, Millie Ray, and Aswin Sekar, for working with pgEd to develop the microbiome quiz and a number of other quizzes in the works.

Upcoming Events

Jan 08

pgEd at Conservatory Lab Charter School

January 8, 2019, 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Dorchester MA
United States
Jan 16

pgEd presentation at BosLab

January 16, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sommerville MA
United States

In the News

Personal Genetics Education Project - Personal Genetics Education Project - shared National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s Becoming a Scientist with National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins.
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An event that our teacher friends may find useful: NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins will be hosting a Facebook Live event on Monday, Dec 10th from 3:15-45 pm ET, where he will take questions from middle school students from across the US. You are invited to livestream this event to your classroom and submit your students' questions in the event feed's comments section!

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
How can you start a career in STEM? Join NIH Director & geneticist Dr. Francis Collins on December 10, 2018 at 3:15 pm ET for a conversation featuring Johnson Creek Middle School on becoming a scientist. Dr. Collins will be taking questions from middle school students from across the U.S.!
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