Carolyn’s science journalism provides crucial context during the Covid-19 pandemic in this article for The Walrus.

Cracks in the code – read Carolyn’s Globe story on the risk of misleading results as DNA testing enters mainstream medicine

The generation that never wanted to grow old is dying ahead of its time. Baby boomers caught in a self-destructive death spiral. Carolyn’s latest for Zoomer Magazine.

Reading your genome is a walk in the park, understanding it – that’s a whole other story. Read more in Chatelaine.

Silicon Valley’s super rich venture into immortality…Carolyn’s Zoomer piece traces the race to beat death.

The messed up revamp of Canadian researching funding, or what happens when you fix a plane in mid-flight. Carolyn covers story for prestigious STAT news.


Post-Viagra: Is there a new battle of the sexes? Carolyn covers controversial new topic Read article


The Deep Read:  Carolyn reviews Lawrence Hill’s new book Blood The Stuff of Life.

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Remembering the short life of a kindergarten teacher – Read Carolyn’s tribute to Nathan Noel


March 23 – DNA unlocks family secrets of the Chinese juggler, the enigmatic sea-captain and more

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Carolyn covered the medical science beat for the Globe and Mail for 14 years, often writing about the social impact of advances in science.

On Fertility

Unnatural selection: Is evolving reproductive technology ushering in a new age of eugenics? December 2012

Are sperm concerns the product of premature evaluation? September 2011

On Genetics

Would you make your DNA and health data public if it may help cure disease? – December 2012

On Mental Health

Childhood bipolar disorder – February 2008

Mending a broken mind – June 2008

On the Brain

Insulin may hold key to ‘diabetes of the brain’ – August 2012

On Sexual Politics

Failing boys and the powder keg of sexual politics – October 2010

Are we medicating a disorder or treating boyhood as a disease? – October 2010