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Video platform enables global real-time discussion.

A US medical journal is the first to use the Journal Club Live online platform, which lets participants discuss papers with their authors in real time. Fertility and Sterility has streamed two sessions of Journal Club Live on YouTube and will run a third in May, says platform developer Steven Palter, the journal's new-media editor. Invited panellists take part in a video chat and YouTube viewers submit questions. Panellists and viewers for the first two sessions came from the United States, India and Spain. “This opens the discussion into a global collaboration,” says Palter.

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Corrected online 17 April 2013
This article originally implied that the journal club mentioned was the first to go online; it was, in fact, the first to use the Journal Club Live platform. The text has now been corrected.

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