News from pgEd


Events and public talks:

pgED and some of our collaborators occasionaly give public talks as part of our effort to educate and engage the community about personal genetics and the associated ethical, legal, and social implications.

Upcoming events: 


  • pgEd will co-present (with the classroom teacher, Aaron Stone) a workshop on genetics, ethics, testing and sports at the Boston Day and Evening Academy in May 2011. 
  • Dana Waring will lead teacher training workshops in June 2011 on the most recent developments in personal genetics in Aroostock County, ME.  

  • Previous events: 

    Dana Waring will led a workshop as part of the "Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory's Summer Academy in Genomics.  
  • pgEd led several training workshops for high school and middle school teachers in Aroostock County, Maine, as part of the Great Schools Partnership.
  • Dana Waring visited Brunswick Junior High on May 17th for a day of workshops on the ethical issues in genetics and genetic engineering.
  • On May 13, pgEd faciliated a  forum on the social, ethical and familial issues in genetics with biology students at Cony High School in Augusta, ME.
  • pgEd led a series of workshops for biology and bioethics students at Freeport High School in Freeport, ME on May 7th. 
  • pgEd conducted a workshop on the ethical and social issues in genetics at the Lakes Region High School in Naples, ME on April 30th. 
  • pgEd led a discussion on the opportunities and challenges related to education and personal genetics at the Genes, Environment, and Traits Conference in Cambridge, MA on April 27th.
  • On April 16th, Ting Wu conducted a series of workshops for the Boston Public School system on the latest scientific and social issues in personal genetics. 
  • Ting Wu, Dana Waring and Rhonda Hyde lead a workshop on personal genomics for Boston Public School teachers and students as part of the outreach programs in the Office for Diversity and Community Partership at Harvard Medical School.  
  • pgEd participated in Harvard Medical School's Project Success series, which is offered by the Office for Diversity and Community Partnership.  They discussed social, ethical, and scientific issues in personal genetics as well careers in science related to personal genetics.  
  • Event archives