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.
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- lesson plans? Are you looking for professional development? 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! Learn more →
- 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 →
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- Marilyn Ness and Big Mouth Productions for bringing this project to life! Watch the videos →
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Thank you to Harvard Medicine and reporter Elizabeth Cooney for an excellent summary of the discussion about the...
Scientists and staff here in our Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School just wrapped up pgEd's first ever...
Dr. Francis Collins recently gave some remarks to the US Congress on the subject of precision medicine. In explaining...