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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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Science in Mind

Pollution may be a clear sign of life - maybe not-so intelligent - out there

By Carolyn Y. Johnson , Globe Staff

On the off-chance aliens are wrecking their home planet, we might be able to catch them in the act, according to a team of scientists.

Tests suggest limits to Vertex’s cystic fibrosis treatment

By Carolyn Y. Johnson and Robert Weisman , Globe Staff

Two teams of scientists showed that the medications in the two-drug regimen interfere with each other.

Broad Institute receives $650 million mental research gift

By Carolyn Y. Johnson , Globe Staff

The biomedical research institute in Cambridge announced that it had received the biggest gift for psychiatric research ever given.

Broad Institute receives $650 million mental research gift

By Carolyn Y. Johnson , Globe Staff

The biomedical research institute in Cambridge announced that it had received the biggest gift for psychiatric research ever given.