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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Doctor in stem-cell probe sues Brigham, Harvard

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Brigham and Women’s and Harvard Medical are investigating the conduct of a heart stem-cell scientist and his collaborator.

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft hurtles toward Pluto

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The New Horizons spacecraft is approaching Pluto with the mission of taking the first detailed photos of the dwarf planet.

Science in mind

Report suggests higher pay, better mentoring for postdocs

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An exhaustive national report on the state of scientific postdoctoral researchers urges a range of reforms.

Science in Mind

Moon mystery: How long did its magnetic field last?

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Understanding the moon’s interior structure could help explain its ancient origins.