Personal Genetics Education Project

Part of pgEd’s mission is to reach out to students to engage them on the exciting and complex issues in personal genetics. We have developed a set of lesson plans, all ready to use, complete with background reading, classroom activities, and in many cases, PowerPoint slides, to help students explore some of the big ideas and controversies.

Additionally, we may be available to visit your classroom in person or via videoconferencing. We also offer professional development workshops, coach teachers on our materials, and in the past have visited classrooms to observe teachers using our lessons.

We are based in Boston, MA and Brunswick, ME. If you are in the area and would like to discuss the possibility of a pgEd visit, or are looking for support to use our curriculum in your classroom, please email Lauren Tomaselli at for Massachusetts-based requests, and for all other requests – Maine or beyond -please email Dana Waring at Our office phone is 617-432-1797.

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