Wow, all of these stories of human tissue makes me think the IACUC/DLAR
(research animal committees/depts) are INCREDIBLY overreacting. however, i
know there are rules and blah, blah, blah.
It really makes me rethink the rules we follow using chick embryos (younger
than 7 days)--they are considered food waste during most of their incubation
time by the university, yet we follow specific rules in our lab. We wear
gloves to prevent (RNase) contamination of the tissue, not contamination of
Better safe than sorry, I suppose (especially when it comes to university
By the way, I've noticed most posters seem to be in pathology labs, are
there any researchers in academics, as I am?
Remember our war hysteria, when we called sauerkraut 'Liberty cabbage' and
somebody actually proposed calling German measles, 'Liberty
measles?'...Remember when the hick legislators in certain states, in
obedience to William Jennings Bryan, who learned his biology from his pious
old grandma, set up shop as scientific experts and made the whole world
laugh itself sick by forbidding the teaching of evolution?
--Sinclair Lewis, It Can't Happen Here, 1935
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