Off The Cuff | What's the most creative way you've seen of cutting lab costs?
"Opening the lab doors to high school volunteers. It provides inspiration for them and cheap labor for us.
--Louis R. Ptak, North Wales, Pa.
"Some researchers at our facility have purchased slightly used lab equipment on eBay."
--Judith Ochrietor, Gainesville, Fla.
"Spitting in tubes in order to conserve lysozyme."
--Tom Walter, Oxford, UK
"Make it clear to both worker and spouse, that all project costs AND paycheck come from the same account."
--Emil Berberov, Lincoln, Neb.
"My lab fired me."
--Robert Varner, NJ
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