On the linked pages (left and below), you will find information about safety when carrying out practical activities in biotechnology. These guidelines relate to work in UK schools and colleges, and may not apply elsewhere. The guidelines for the first two topics are from the Association for Science Education’s 2016 version of ‘Topics in Safety’. The last topic (Microbiology) is from the third (2001) edition of ‘Topics in Safety’.

 

WORKING WITH DNA

These guidelines cover practical work with DNA, including:

 

WORKING WITH ENZYMES

These guidelines cover practical work with enzymes, including:

 

WORKING WITH MICROBES

These guidelines cover practical work with microorganisms in schools and colleges, including:

 

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Half of the chapters from the third edition of Topics in Safety (2001) have so far been re-written and are available from the ASE's web site.

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