Ethidium bromide

Michael Witty mw132 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Fri Jul 20 06:26:39 EST 2001


> > One of my "general rules" is this: if a substance reacts with
> > nucleic acids or proteins - give it some respect.  When in doubt
> > or ignorant of something, be cautious - not careless.
>
> this is very good rule of thumb

... but not the end of the story.  Epidemiology is the last word isn't it?
ie if nobody gets sick then it is OK.  Remember to make a comparison
between the real risks we take (like driving a car) rather than a
comparison to utopia.  Mike.




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