A blog post at Open Access News points out the recent addition of social networking tools to BioMed Central's web site. They've added the option to post articles found there to popular information aggregators like Connotea and Digg. It's a bandwagon worth getting on, according to the author, since it could be a great way to encourage discussion and even collaborative research.

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Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

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