Love them or loathe them, there's no denying that life sciences blogs are having an influence on the way researchers communicate about issues that matter to them. With the number of blogs steadily growing, though, newcomers to the life science blogosphere could be forgiven for finding it difficult to discover the must-read blogs in their particular area. Apart from one analysis of the most popular science blogs last year, and an anthology of some of the best blog posts in 2006, there's really no guide to help inform you about what blogs you should be reading if you are interested in exploring the blogosphere.
So, we at The Scientist are asking you to help compile the first list of the best life science blogs. Tell us what your favorite life science blogs are and why by clicking the button and leaving a comment, and we will publish a list...
Abel PharmboyTerra Sigillata Respectful InsolenceIn The PipelineAdventures in Ethics and Science
Bora Zivkovic (a.k.a. Coturnix) A Blog Around The ClockherePondering PikaiaAnterior ComissureLaelaps
Carl Zimmer The Loom PharyngulaScientific AmericanTree of Life
Ed Silverman PharmalotPharmaGossipThe Health Blog from the Wall Street JournalKevinMD
Newamul Khan (a.k.a. Razib) Gene ExpressionMixing MemoryEvolgenJohn Hawks
PZ Myers PharyngulaSandwalkCreek Running NorthERVhere
Attila Csordas Partial Immortalization OuroborosSAGE KE Daily TranscriptPlanet NatureNascent NautilusThe NicheNature Reports Stem CellsO'Reilly Radar MakeEditor's note (September 24): A few life science bloggers have correctly pointed out that no female bloggers are represented above. While this is not intentional -- several female bloggers were contacted for the article -- it is regrettable and in no way reflective of our opinions here at The Scientist. Help us to redress any apparent imbalances, whether it be gender, or other lesser-discussed disparities like geographical location and ethnicity, by adding suitable nominations to the growing list below. Nature News

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