The Daily Scan recently brought you the blogosphere's reaction to a new website called The Third Reviewer, which allows members of the scientific community to comment — anonymously, if they wish — on published scientific literature. DrugMonkey was among the bloggers who thought it was a great idea because anonymous commenting could allow researchers to be honest about the work of others without fearing they'd be attacked.

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