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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    Lesson Plans

    We are pleased to introduce a series of newly created and revised materials for the 2013-2014 academic year. These materials – detailed lessons, slides, reading lists, and classroom activities – will help educators include discussions of ethics and personal genomes in their high school and college classrooms.
    Get the Lessons →
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    Map-Ed Genetics

    Go to a new and improved Map-Ed.org (thanks to Autodesk and Dave Bozzi!) and work your way through quizzes on personal genetics and now the microbiome. Thanks to NASA team leader, Adam Steltzner, for the pin on Mars! No expertise in genetics necessary. Share with friends and watch pins pop up around the planet.
    Take the quiz →
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    Congressional briefing

    pgEd is heading to Washington D.C. this spring as a critical new angle for realizing our mission. pgEd is planning a Congressional briefing focused on the urgency of raising public awareness about personal genetics. We are pleased to welcome Tsion Tesfaye, who is spearheading these efforts.
    Meet Tsion →
     
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    Personal conversations

    Check out our new video series, Personal Conversations/Personal Genetics. Tune in to meet our friends and colleagues who shared their perspectives. Then, join the conversation! Special thanks to Marilyn Ness and Big Mouth Productions for bringing this project to life!
    Watch the videos →

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