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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Learning from Ebola, Harvard researchers suggest more open data

By , Globe Staff

Nearly two decades ago, science and policy leaders gathered in Bermuda to hammer out a strategy for sharing the data from the international effort to sequence the human genome. A group of Harvard University researchers who have been sequencing the genomes of Ebola virus samples from Africa throughout the epidemic now see a need for similar guidelines for people working on disease outbreaks.

Wasp species named in honor of Bruins’ Tuukka Rask

By , Globe Staff

A newly discovered wasp species from East Africa now bears the designation Thaumatodryinus tuukkaraski, a tribute to the star Bruins goalie.

When will winter stop?

By , Globe Staff

New England will probably see temperatures substantially below normal in March.

New research sheds light on cancer, Alzheimer’s origins

By , Globe Staff

Researchers said new findings on Alzheimer’s and cancer are the first fruits of a technique developed by Boston scientists.