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? Learn how to integrate materials about the scientific, ethical and social aspects of personal genetics into your classroom. We offer training courses relevant to multiple subjects, including biology, health, social studies, language arts, law, physical education and psychology, as well as workshops at state, regional, and national teacher conferences. Learn more →
- Map-Ed game gone interplanetary, thanks to NASA team leader Adam Steltzner, but we find the intersection of genetics and space is an exciting topic for engaging students and adults alike. In a rousing session at our last GETed meeting, we debated how knowledge of personal genetics might help astronauts prepare for the extreme conditions involved in space travel. Explore the intersection of genetics and space →
- here for a summary from our first briefing in May. Find Program Details→
- Marilyn Ness and Big Mouth Productions for bringing this project to life! Watch the videos →
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