Team:Costa Rica-TEC-UNA/Safety

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'''1.Would any of your project ideas raise safety issues in terms of: researcher safety, public safety, or environmental safety?'''  
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'''4.Do you have any other ideas how to deal with safety issues that could be useful for future iGEM competitions? How could parts, devices and systems be made even safer through biosafety engineering?'''
'''4.Do you have any other ideas how to deal with safety issues that could be useful for future iGEM competitions? How could parts, devices and systems be made even safer through biosafety engineering?'''
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First of all, we think knowing the microorganism you're working with is essential, so it is important to inform yourselves if that MO has been used before on field work, so that we can have some references of it's behaviour. Also, there should be some containment measures and a restricted area destined to work with constructs and gene insertions.
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Some times, if there's no documentation on the microorganism you'll be working with, doing a preliminary risk assessment would be incredibly useful.

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1.Would any of your project ideas raise safety issues in terms of: researcher safety, public safety, or environmental safety?

No, our project doesn't raise any safety issue in terms of public or enviromental safety. In terms of researcher safety, there is a low individual risk, because our team is using parts that come from Pseudomona cepacia and Acinetobacter sp. both from risk group 2, as well as other parts from the B. subtilis and Rhodococcus rhodochrous from risk group 1 and parts from bacteriophages. Our team is also using Rhodococcus opacus and Escherichia coli, from risk group 1.

2.Do any of the new BioBrick parts (or devices) that you made this year raise any safety issues?

No, they don't.

3.Is there a local biosafety group, committee, or review board at your institution? If yes, what does your local biosafety group think about your project? If no, which specific biosafety rules or guidelines do you have to consider in your country?


4.Do you have any other ideas how to deal with safety issues that could be useful for future iGEM competitions? How could parts, devices and systems be made even safer through biosafety engineering?

First of all, we think knowing the microorganism you're working with is essential, so it is important to inform yourselves if that MO has been used before on field work, so that we can have some references of it's behaviour. Also, there should be some containment measures and a restricted area destined to work with constructs and gene insertions. Some times, if there's no documentation on the microorganism you'll be working with, doing a preliminary risk assessment would be incredibly useful.