Genetic advances are rapidly entering our lives - during a doctor’s visit, when taking an ancestry test, in the voting booth, in deciding what foods to eat, and more. At PGED, public engagement about genetics is crucial to fostering a safe, equitable, and ethical path forward, ensuring individuals are empowered to make informed decisions. Based in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, PGED creates welcoming spaces for constructive conversations about genetics - including real-world applications, personal and family decisions, and broader societal impacts. We seek to reach people where they are through a people-centered, inclusive, and reciprocal approach aligned with evidence-based best practices in science engagement. Our team creates free resources such as curricula and training workshops, produces public engagement programming, advises filmmakers and TV producers, organizes Congressional briefings, and facilitates discussions with faith communities. To connect with us, go to www.pged.org.
Personal Genetics Education Project (pgEd)