Education on the Benefits & Implications of Personal GeneticsWhat 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
- 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! Learn more →
- Rep. Louise Slaughter, author of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), and be among the first to enter your pin, share with friends, and help us fill the map. Pin yourself →
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- Marilyn Ness and Big Mouth Productions for bringing this project to life! Watch the videos →
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