Education on the Benefits & Implications of Personal Genetics

What can an analysis of your DNA reveal about you, your family history, and your health? What might easy access to information about your genes mean for you and for society as a whole?   The ability to learn about our genes and how they work has undergone an enormous leap forward in the last 10 years. pgEd aims to get people talking about the potential benefits and implications of the fast-approaching world of personal genetics. Let's begin the conversation.

Highlights from pgEd

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    Professional Development

    Are you looking for high-quality, relevant, engaging lesson plans? We will be presenting at conferences in CA, MA. Join us and learn how to integrate materials about the scientific, ethical and social aspects of personal genetics into your classroom. We offer trainings relevant to multiple subjects, including biology, health, social studies, language arts, law, physical education and psychology. Click here to see where we’ll be and how to register!
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    New Map-Ed quizzes

    pgEd's interactive online tool, Map-Ed, is taking on new topics, including civil rights protections against genetic discrimination, Ebola, Alzheimer's disease, and alcoholism. Thanks to our collaborators at Autodesk, each quiz now has its own map. (Click the eye icon on the lower left of the map to filter by quiz.) Join Rep. Louise Slaughter, author of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), and be among the first to enter your pin on these new maps.
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    Congressional briefing on GINA

    On October 3rd, pgEd held its second Congressional briefing, which included a research highlight from the front lines of the Ebola outbreak and a panel discussion on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). Thanks to our co-hosts, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and Senator Elizabeth Warren, and panelists Mildred Cho, Jim Evans, Nita Farahany, Jessica L. Roberts, and Pardis Sabeti. Our 3rd briefing will be on March 19, 2015. Stay tuned for details!
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    Join the conversation

    Check out our video series, "Personal conversations/personal genetics." Tune in to meet our friends and colleagues who shared their insights, experiences, and visions for the future. Then, join the conversation. Special thanks to all who shared their stories and to Marilyn Ness and Big Mouth Productions for bringing this project to life!
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