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Would any of your project ideas raise safety issues in terms of researcher safety, public safety, or environmental safety?
Our project raises issues of researcher safety with regard to exposure to biohazardous material (ethidium bromide, acrylamide) and ultraviolet radiation. It also raises environmental safety issues with the disposal of recombinant bacteria and biohazardous material. The parts and devices we made pose no hazards.

Is there a local biosafety group, committee, or review board at your institution?
The Biology Departments at Missouri Western and Davidson College have policies concerning general laboratory safety, treatment and disposal of biohazardous materials, protection of laboratory personnel, and safety training of student laboratory researchers. We followed all local guidelines and regulations.

What does your local biosafety group think about your project?
The Departments at each of our institutions are satisfied that the iGEM project was conducted in accordance with the established policies regarding laboratory safety.

Do any of the new BioBrick parts that you made this year raise any safety issues?
None of our BioBrick parts raises safety issues beyond those associated with reagents used to manipulate DNA and working with a laboratory strain of E. coli.