alternatives to ethidium bromide

Marc mlamphier at yawho.com
Thu Jul 6 07:55:06 EST 2000


R. John Lye <rjl6n at virginia.edu> wrote in message
news:39646870.D8D8DF26 at virginia.edu...
> Marc wrote:
>
> > If a chemical is a known mutagen
>
> <snip>
>
> > 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

sure, but a "known mutagen" is a "potential carcinogen", correct?









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