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Carolyn Y. Johnson

Johnson joined the Health team as a science writer in 2008. She also has covered telecommunications and tech culture for the Business section. Johnson was a physics and English major at Amherst College and earned her master’s degree in science writing from MIT.

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Amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experiences make us social misfits

By , Globe Staff

The best connections stem from shared experiences, not from out-of-the-ordinary tales we think will impress our colleagues.

Science in Mind

Some genes may thwart disease

By , Globe Staff

Our genes may not only make us susceptible to diseases, they may also protect us from them.

Science in Mind

MIT team suggests autism may be tied to ability to predict

By , Globe Staff

MIT scientists propose a common thread that could explain many of the facets of the disorder.

Stem cell research offers hope on type 1 diabetes

By , Globe Staff

A procedure that creates millions of insulin-producing cells could be a paradigm shift in the treatment of type 1 diabetes.