ethidium bromide disposal: a caveat

B.L.Cohen gbga13 at
Tue Jun 21 04:35:28 EST 1994

Whilst Dr Hengen's summary is to be applauded, it is important to notice
that it was only a summary of postings to the net.   That is not the same
as a full review of the scientific literature on the subject and has
potential to mislead.       

People who are seriously concerned about the EtBr disposal and protection 
problem would do well to go to the original literature and assess the
meaning of the available data for themselves.   There is no easy answer, as
far as I can see, and good reason to err on the safe side.   

Dr Bernard L. Cohen          Phone (+44) (0)41 339 8855 ext. 5103/5101
Genetics Dept.,              Fax               330 5994
University of Glasgow
Church St.,
Glasgow G11 5JS
Scotland, UK.

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