Personal Genetics Education Project

Upcoming Events

October 29, 2014

Cornerstones of Science: A community read of the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Dana Waring will be speaking as part of a wonderful series of talks being organized by the Curtis Memorial  Library and Cornerstones of Science, a fantastic organization that “works with libraries to create experiences of science that spark curiosity and foster a deeper connection to the world around us.”.  

Dana will be speaking at Curtis library on Wednesday October 29th at 12pm. Her talk will highlight new genetic discoveries and emerging social, legal and ethics issues in personal genetics, with an eye to topics specifically discussed in the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Join us!


Start: October 29, 2014 12:00 pm
End: October 29, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: Curtis Memorial Library
23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME, 04011, United States
Cost: Free

November 13, 2014

pgEd at the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers Conference

pgEd’s Lauren Tomaselli is excited to be presenting at the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers/Massachusetts Science Education Leadership Association (MAST/MSELA) conference in Boxborough, MA. Lauren has presented at a previous MAST/MSELA conference and looks forward to discussing with teachers from around the state how to bring personal genetics and ethics into their classrooms and get students excited about genetics.

Start: November 13, 2014 2:00 pm
End: November 13, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Holiday Inn Boxborough
Boxborough, MA, United States

November 18, 2014

Massachusetts Association for Health, Phys Ed, Recreation and Dance Conference

pgEd is thrilled to return to the MAHPERD State Convention on November 18th at 12:30 in Worcester, MA to work with health and physical education teachers from around the state. Lauren will talk about the connections between genetics and athletics and related ethical issues, as well as various ways that genetics impacts health and how to incorporate these topics into health and phys ed classes. Click on the link here for more information and to register.

Start: November 18, 2014 12:30 pm
End: November 18, 2014 1:30 pm
Venue: Worcester DCU Center
50 Foster St, Worcester, MA

February 6, 2015

pgEd presentation at Harvard Medical School

Marnie will be presenting an update on pgEd and our strategies for raising awareness as part of a weekly seminar series in our home Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School.

Start: February 6, 2015 12:00 pm
End: February 6, 2015 1:00 pm
Venue: Harvard Medical School

March 19, 2015

pgEd’s 3rd Congressional briefing

Preparations are underway for pgEd’s third Congressional briefing bringing together an esteemed panel of experts to explore the emerging issues in genetic technology and its implications for policymakers.

Start: March 19, 2015 12:00 pm
End: March 19, 2015 1:30 pm