Alternatives to EtBr

Michael Witty mw132 at
Wed Dec 12 10:24:46 EST 2001

On Tue, 11 Dec 2001, Marek Ussowicz wrote:

> > > . . . . We would like to get rid of EtBr for
> > > environmental and safety reasons...
> >
> > Has anyone ever heard of someone being hurt by EtBr?  Mike.
> My friend has swallowed by mistake few mg of EtBr many years ago and is
> still "alive and well".
> As I remind the level in his blood serum of protease inhibitors (some
> serpins) he investigated at this time  went VERY high.

Dear Mark,
         I knew EtBr was really good for you!  Why did your friend measure
his blood serum of protease inhibitors?  How did your friend happen to
accidentally swallow milligrams of EtBr?  Regards, Mike.

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