The Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School launched pgEd in 2006, largely in response to the expanding role of genetics in all aspects of society. The pgEd team empowers people with genetics knowledge so that they can make informed decisions in whatever ways the field affects them. Users may want to begin with the What is Personal Genetics? tab, where they will find background information about the discipline and links to relevant news articles. Educators will want to check out the trove of lesson plans found under the Teacher Corner tab. Here, readers will find comprehensive lesson plans covering scientific, legal, social, and ethical aspects of the field. In addition to traditional lesson plans, pgEd released a collection of Educational Resources for Distance Learning modules tailored to virtual environments. The site also hosts a Blog and maintains a running list of Events. Readers can keep in touch with the organization by following the various social media channels (linked in the top-right corner) or signing up for the newsletter (under the Stay in touch! tab).