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You Can't Buy Publicity Like This

This weekend, a group of science bloggers got together at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to to discuss the art of the scientific blog. This article from The News & Observer reports on highlights from the meeting and includes interviews with participants, such as Hunt Willard, director of the Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy at Duke University. The verdict: science blogs are a good thing, and could eventually contribute to advances in the field.

Hey, we didn't say it. We just happen to agree.

 

The Scan

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