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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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Theoretical support found for ‘authentic altruism’

By , Globe Staff

Harvard scientists are trying to explain a quirk of human behavior more often left to philosophers and psychologists.

Snow’s lightness was a boon

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The consistency of the snow was very light and fluffy in much of Mass., allowing it to blow off power lines rather than accumulate.

Science behind the storm: Atmospheric blend for a behemoth

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Two weather systems are combining to produce the potentially historic storm.

Harvard, Yale scientists develop technique to make GMOs safer

By , Globe Staff

The scientists have developed a powerful way to prevent genetically modified organisms from escaping into the wild.Two teams of scientists from Harvard and Yale have reached a crucial milestone in the effort to build synthetic life forms: a powerful way to prevent genetically modified organisms from escaping into the wild.