Personal Genetics Education Project

Upcoming Events

September 10, 2015

Are you a Neanderthal? Should we bring back extinct species? What can you learn from your DNA? Questions and conversation from the frontiers of genetics and bioethics

pgEd’s Dana Waring is looking forward to hosting a  lively conversation about the most exciting news from the ever-changing field of genetics at People Plus in Brunswick Maine. In this accessible and fun discussion, we will explore how people are using genetic testing to learn about themselves, their health, and their ancestry. In addition to personal knowledge gleaned from DNA, we will also look at some social questions related to genetics, such as law enforcement, privacy and workplace discrimination, and de-extinction, which is a movement to use genetic engineering techniques to bring back extinct animals such as the passenger pigeon or even the woolly mammoth.

Start: September 10, 2015 1:00 pm
End: September 10, 2015 2:00 pm
Venue: People Plus
Brunswick, 04011, United States

October 1, 2015

Genetic Privacy: Protecting (and maybe sharing?) your genetic information

Dana Waring will be talking about genetic privacy – what it means, what you might want to know about how and if to share your DNA, and the legal protections in place to give people control over their genetic profiles. Join us for a non-technical, lively conversation about the personal and well as societal questions that are on the rise as access to our own DNA increases.

Start: October 1, 2015 6:00 pm
End: October 1, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: Portland Public Library
5 Monument Square, Portland, ME, United States

October 6, 2015 – October 10, 2015

American Society of Human Genetics annual conference

pgEd will be attending the ASHG annual conference, October 6-10th in Baltimore, MD. Details to come as the meeting approaches!

Start: October 6, 2015 8:00 am
End: October 10, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD, United States

ASHG Annual High School workshop

pgEd is delighted to be invited back to lead workshops on the intersection of genetics and athletics at the American Society of Human Genetics annual high school workshop. This year’s workshop will take place in Baltimore, MD.

Start: October 6, 2015 8:15 am
End: October 6, 2015 2:40 pm
Venue: Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD, United States

October 21, 2015 – October 22, 2015

The Jackson Lab’s “The Whole Scientist” course

pgEd’s Marnie Gelbart has been invited to be a panelist for the 1.5 day career development workshop in conjunction with The Whole Scientist course at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, CT on October 21st-22nd. Marnie will be participating a panel discussion and leading breakout sessions for graduate students and postdocs exploring the range of careers in science.  Please click for course details and registration information.

Start: October 21, 2015 8:00 am
End: October 22, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Farmington, CT, United States

November 11, 2015 – November 14, 2015

National Association of Biology Teachers – “Genetics, Ethics and Murder!”

pgEd is thrilled to be presenting at, and attending for the first time, the NABT conference. With our partners at the American Society of Human Genetics, we will be presenting “Genetics, Ethics and Murder!”- a lesson that looks at scientific and ethical issues in forensics.

Start: November 11, 2015
End: November 14, 2015
Venue: Rhode Island Convention Center
Providence, RI, United States

November 12, 2015 – November 14, 2015

pgEd exhibiting at NABT annual conference

pgEd will be running an exhibition booth at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) in Providence Rhode Island on November 12-14. We look forward to sharing our lesson plans and strategies for engaging students with biology teachers from across the country.

Start: November 12, 2015 8:00 am
End: November 14, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Rhode Island Convention Center
Providence, RI, United States

November 17, 2015

pgEd’s 4th Congressional briefing

pgEd is looking forward to its 4th Congressional briefing on November 17th, co-hosted by Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and Senator Elizabeth Warren. The briefing will highlight the most cutting-edge topics in personal genetics, including gene editing, nanobots, non-invasive prenatal testing, and bringing back the woolly mammoth. Stay tuned for full program details.

Date: November 17, 2015
Venue: Capitol Hill
Washington, DC, United States