Throw gloves after handling EtBr?

Susan Jane Hogarth sjhogart at
Mon Mar 2 04:02:52 EST 1998

Organization: North Carolina State University

John H. (goo at wrote:

: Yes, I recall this as a common practice. One time my left hand was
: inadvertently
: exposed (doh!) to concentrated EtBr stock solution - (a lovely crimson red),
: which I promptly washed off.  15 years have past and no sign of metaplasia
: or
: an extra finger yet.  If the extra digit appears I'll submit a letter to
: Nature :-)

But how would you type it? ;-)

"I am the dog I let out in the morning
 wagging and panting at the open door." - Marie Ponsot

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