alternatives to ethidium bromide

R. John Lye rjl6n at virginia.edu
Thu Jul 6 06:07:28 EST 2000


Marc wrote:

> If a chemical is a known mutagen

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> I don't think the person would have to get
> cancer. They would just have to show that they were exposed to a potential
> carcinogen

I'm jumping into this very late, but I feel the need to point out that
mutagen and carcinogen are two different things.  Just because
some compound is a mutagen does not automatically make it
a carcinogen (and vice versa, actually).

Let's at least keep our terminology straight,
John









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