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Biosafety Questions

Are there any special safety issues to consider when planning to work with amphibian or reptilian cells?

January 28, 2013

What safety practices we should have in place prior to transforming or transfecting plants?

February 3, 2013

Can Nitrogen gas be used safely in my small lab?

February 13, 2013

What is CLIA certification and what types of labs are required to have it?

February 13, 2013

What would you consider an appropriate chemical spill kit for a DIYbio lab?

March 5, 2013

Under what conditions can I generate bacterial isolates from environmental samples in a BSL-1 environment?

May 6, 2013

How do you know if molds or bacteria that you have cultured in a petri dish are dangerous?

June 10, 2013

I was growing fecal samples on trypticase soy agar plates and I wonder whether these could be potentially toxic to me if I’m keeping them in my room?

June 10, 2013

How dangerous or safe is it to culture organisms isolated from the home environment?

June 10, 2013

What species of microorganisms are safe to use at home and what is the preferred method of inactivating or destroying them?

June 10, 2013

Will cultivating microbes in a petri dish with Sheep Blood agar be a bad idea in a general sense?

June 10, 2013

Is it a good idea to build my own laminar flow hood?

June 10, 2013

How should I properly dispose of a UVB lamp?

June 10, 2013

How can I make a stage performance that includes a biosafety level 2 experiment?

August 8, 2013

How do I safely dispose of liquid cultures containing e coli?

August 19, 2013

For BSL1 work, is a hand sanitizer station near the lab exit sufficient?

February 14, 2014

Are there any US regulations I should be aware of related to handling mammalian cell cultures?

February 18, 2014

How do I make my lab BSL-1 compliant?

March 8, 2014

What does a DIY biologist wear?

March 10, 2014

What requirements should I have to conduct safe and harmless experiments?

March 11, 2014

How can I decontaminate electrical equipment used in a wetlab?

March 25, 2014

How should a DIY-biologist dispose of BSL-1 sharps?

March 28, 2014

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