Informative Fact Sheets On Science, Research, & Ethics

A handy list of 18 fact sheets from the nation's leading resource on genetics and genomics at the National Institutes of Health. Topics include epigenetics, biological pathways, DNA, cloning, chromosomes, genetic discrimination, and more. Facts matter. The ease of finding facts matters as well. These fact sheets are researcher-vetted, all in a single place, and easy-to-understand. 

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Coming in June - Healthcare Professionals' Genomics Education Week Social Media Campaign

The National Human Genome Research Institute and its partners are hosting the Healthcare Professionals’ Genomics Education Week, a social media campaign, from June 5 – June 9. Assigned daily themes include: direct-to-consumer testing, pharmacogenomics, careers in genomics, cancer genomics/OB-GYN, and rare diseases/inclusive genetics. This campaign will focus on healthcare professionals’ genomics education, including webinars, panel discussions, Twitter Chats and Q&As with professionals. Healthcare professionals and educators, as well as students and trainees interested in genomics are encouraged to participate. Follow #MedGeneEd23 and @genome_gov on Twitter and Facebook to stay up-to-date about events. 

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pgEd's Online Professional Development Workshops for Educators

Join the Personal Genetics Education Project ( of Harvard Medical School for online professional development workshops for educators. Each workshop will be shaped around pgEd’s free curricula that explore advances in genetics and the surrounding personal and social issues. Registration is free and on a first come, first served basis. These are hybrid workshops where participants will complete coursework asynchronously and attend three 1-hour live course chat sessions via Zoom to discuss the material. The Personal Genetics in Society workshop is from July 10-21. This workshop will explore societal implications of personal genetics from reproduction and human sexual development to ancestry testing and law enforcement. The Genome Editing & Eugenics workshop is from July 24-August 4. This workshop will examine the history of the American eugenics movement as well as current issues surrounding the use of genome editing in humans and agriculture. 

Register Here for Personal Genetics in Society Workshop

Register Here for Genome Editing & Eugenics Workshop

Application Open for the Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics Scholars Program

The Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics (ISCC-PEG) is a collaborative group aimed at improving healthcare provider genomics education. The Scholars Program provides exposure to the broader genomics community and experts in the field, with the opportunity to work on genetics/genomics-related education projects under the mentorship of an ISCC-PEG member. The application deadline is September 1. Apply today!

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This month's featured article in

Genomics: Insights

"Gene editing of Lipocalin-2: potential therapeutic implications for breast cancer"

Author: Nathaniel Karafilis-Spensley and Pierre Vincent

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