Non-radioactive labelling of DNA

Arnoud van Vliet avvliet at
Tue May 9 13:11:52 EST 2000

For me, the most important reason for switching is that I can do the Non-RA
business at my own bench, while for the RA-hybs I have to go to a special
lab one floor down, get permission to work with radioisotopes, need to order
them as they decay, need to remake often used probes (decay again), and ...
well, that should be enough :)

However, for Northerns I am actually considering to go back to 32P, but for
Southerns, no way!


P.S. violently disagreeing is so difficult with a phoneline and a
computernetwork in between. I can just damage my own monitor :)

Chris LaRosa <clarosa at> wrote in message
news:39182EC8.63A59F82 at
> And'ys bionet wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > My first reaction to Chris' reply was one of violent disagreement.
> >
> Well now days the earlier problems with nonradioactive systems probably
> have been overcome  somewhat.... However as the previous poster mentions
> there is a whole learning curve to be overcome possible takes months to
> get enough experience on the optimal ways to get a particular system to
> work.... Sounds like the original poster has no choise though.... he did
> say switch to.
> I never understood the paranoia associated with radiotracers..   I dont
> think that regulations protect us from any real danger....And I wonder
> just really how toxic the components of these other nonradioactive kits
> are....

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