Any precautions for handling DNA?

Sean Eddy sre at
Wed Mar 23 07:28:53 EST 1994

  >I have a vague recollection that since my undergrad days 30
  >years ago, when DNA was thought to be biologically inactive in
  >purified form (safe to handle in the lab), that some problems
  >were found and some additional precautions (gloves, etc)
  >started being used at least for some preparations.
  >Help me recollect; was I reading Nature, or was it Analog?  :-)

Probably Analog. Everyone I know eats DNA... sometimes two or three 
three times a day, even :)

- Sean Eddy
- MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England
- sre at

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