Join us as we explore the intersection of science, innovation, and ethics. Genetics research is progressing at a feverish pace and increasingly impacting people’s lives and society as a whole. Can gene editing technology improve health equity or will it worsen existing inequalities? What is the impact of altering microbial, plant, animal, and human DNA on global health challenges?
Speakers from the Personal Genetics Education Project at Harvard Medical School will address the risks and rewards of using gene editing tools to change the world around us.
Robin Bowman – Director of Education and Engagement at the Personal Genetics Education Project (pgEd). Robin leads pgEd’s education initiatives: developing curricula, providing professional development workshops for teachers, and working to encourage the discussion of personal genetics in classrooms nationwide. She also works with professionals in the entertainment industry, creating resources and hosting events for storytellers. The aim of this work is to bring discussions of genetics into the public dialogue through compelling stories that delve into the complexity of the personal, ethical, and social implications of genetic technologies.
The Personal Genetics Education Project, based at Harvard Medical School, seeks to support inclusive, impactful conversations about the personal and societal impacts of genetics, so we all feel empowered to ask questions, make informed decisions, and advocate for ourselves and our communities when genetics intersects with our lives.