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Table 1 Demographics of the users

From: The gene patent controversy on Twitter: a case study of Twitter users’ responses to the CHEO lawsuit against Long QT gene patents

Senders Number of sources Percentage
Individuals 191 61.6(%)
 Members of the public 102 53.4
 Academics 49 25.7
 Journalists 14 7.3
 Clinical practitioners 12 6.3
 IP lawyers 12 6.3
 Industry representatives 2 1.0
Organizations 119 38.4(%)
 Advocacy/non-profit groups 40 33.6
 News media 38 32.0
 Health institutions 21 17.6
 Law firms 14 11.8
 Academic institutions 6 5.0