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Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) is a nematode (roundworm), and many nematodes do infect humans and cause diseases.

How much is C. elegans safe (or unsafe) in this respect?

C.elegans is a popular model organism, but is it safe to experiment with it at home? Or risk of infection shall outweigh desire and interest for home science?

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  • $\begingroup$ Caenorhabditis elegans is completely safe, it is a soil worm not parasitics. you can google the name if you don't believe be. $\endgroup$ – John Jul 1 '18 at 16:02

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