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.

Latest stories

Doctors look to personalize cancer care

By , Globe Staff

Physicians and researchers have identified novel drug combinations that show promise against cancer cells that have developed a resistance to therapy.

Flawed gene may cut heart disease risk

By , Globe Staff

People with a flawed gene have better heart health than those with the normal, functioning gene.

Science in Mind

Three from Mass. win $3 million Breakthrough Prizes

By , Globe Staff

The prizes are aimed at honoring achievement and fostering general interest in science.

In Tufts microbe count, clues to future sea levels

By , Globe Staff

Tallying up microorganisms to understand past sea level changes can help predict the future on a smaller scale.