New teaching materials on personal genetics are available at the newly launched Personal Genetics Education Project, says a post at Think Gene. Created by Dana Ware of the Wu lab in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, the resources are to help students better understand the field and the ethical, legal, and social issues regarding personal genetics.

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