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
2014 Summer InstitutepgEd is hosting our annual Summer Institute for teachers on July 29-31, 2014, at Harvard Medical School. Learn how to integrate materials about the scientific, ethical and social aspects of personal genetics into your classroom. We are offering two tracks - a science focus and a history/language arts focus. Join us! Learn More and Register
- 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 →
Congressional briefingpgEd will be in Washington D.C. on May 13th to hold a Congressional briefing focused on strategies for accelerating public awareness of personal genetics. The briefing will take place in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2168 (Gold Room), from 12:30 to 2 pm. We are pleased to welcome Tsion Tesfaye, who is spearheading these efforts. Meet Tsion →
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