Per Med 2013 Aug;10(6):535-538
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The Personal Genetics Education Project held its second annual GETed Conference on 26-27 April 2013 in Boston (MA, USA). The overarching goal of the conference was to bring together experts in education, research, health, entertainment and policy to develop strategies for accelerating public awareness on the topic of personal genetics. The 2013 meeting focused, in particular, on strategies for ensuring that all communities, regardless of socioeconomic status, will be informed about the benefits that can come from personal genetics as well as the controversial topics that can simultaneously propel and stymie discussions of genetics. Here, we will highlight the focal points of the meeting, with an emphasis on the approaches and ideas that emerged.