Biosafety is probably the most controversial issue in synthetic biology. Being responsible to everyone, 2015 XJTLU team took variety of measurements to promote the safety in the lab. We reached an agreement and drafted a lab policy. We used low hazard strains to minimize the potential risks of our project.
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The policy not only includes the main clauses in safety guideline of laboratory but also add a few special requirements as well as some tips. For instance, “having a good mood” is documented as the top one because keeping your mind clean, clear, positive and free is usually a good way to ensure the correctness and safety of experiments. In order to guarantee the implementation of the policy, we chose one of our team members as a supervisor.