Ann Parsons most recent book, The Proteus Effect; Stem Cells and Their Promise for Medicine, was a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize in the science/technology category. She is the coauthor of Decoding Darkness; The Search for the Genetic Causes of Alzheimer's Disease, as well as Menopause.
From 1990 to 1998, she taught science writing in Boston Universitys graduate program in science journalism. Her articles have appeared in The San Diego Union-Tribune, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Harvard Health Letter, McCall's, Boston Review, the journal Cell, and many other publications. A member of the National Association of Science Writers, she headed its New England chapter from 1995 to 1999. She currently resides in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.