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 about the scientific, ethical and social aspects of personal genetics into your classroom. Our materials are relevant to multiple subjects, including biology, health, social studies, language arts, law, physical education, and psychology. Join us! Learn more and register →
- Rep. Louise Slaughter, author of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), and be among the first to enter your pin on these new maps. Pin yourself →
Congressional briefing on the cutting edge of personal geneticspgEd is gearing up to hold its 4th Congressional briefing on November 17th, co-hosted by Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and Senator Elizabeth Warren. The briefing will bring together pioneering geneticists, Jennifer Doudna, Diana Bianchi, and George Church, to highlight the most cutting-edge topics in personal genetics, including gene editing, nanobots, non-invasive prenatal testing, and bringing back the woolly mammoth. Find out about our last briefing on DNA and law enforcement →
- Marilyn Ness and Big Mouth Productions for bringing this project to life! Watch the videos →
Our Latest Work
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