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In our linkurl:latest issue;http://www.the-scientist.com/toc/2007/6/ of the magazine you'll find two features that provide a flavor of how our content will be evolving over the coming months to encourage user participation on our website. Regular visitors to our website will already be familiar with the linkurl:crowdsourcing;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowdsourcing experiment that linkurl:we launched in April;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/53034 . We asked readers to help create a

Simon Frantz
In our linkurl:latest issue;http://www.the-scientist.com/toc/2007/6/ of the magazine you'll find two features that provide a flavor of how our content will be evolving over the coming months to encourage user participation on our website. Regular visitors to our website will already be familiar with the linkurl:crowdsourcing;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowdsourcing experiment that linkurl:we launched in April;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/53034 . We asked readers to help create a feature looking at the barriers in stem cell cloning research and how to overcome them. You can see how the final version of the feature turned out linkurl:here;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/home/53224/ -- thank you to everyone who posted comments, and also to those who took part in our polls, the results of which can be seen linkurl:here;http://www.the-scientist.com/2007/6/1/34/100/ . The June issue also contains linkurl:a feature;http://www.the-scientist.com/2007/6/1/26/1/ looking at the ways in which creating an environmentally friendly lab are becoming more affordable and effective, from changing lighting systems to overhauling waste disposal systems. Realizing that many...

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