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Jen Monnier

Jen Monnier is an intern at Spectrum. She is a journalist in New York City, covering medicine, technology and ecosystems. She’s also a graduate student at New York University’s Science, Health and Environmental Reporting program.

October 2018
An illustration shows colored blocks with a child's hand and an adult's hand moving them.

Early interventions, explained

by  /  4 October 2018

The accepted wisdom in autism research holds that early intervention offers the best promise for an autistic child’s well-being. But how effective are these therapies?

August 2018
electrode cap on a styrofoam head model.

Multipart device monitors various senses in babies

by  /  17 August 2018

A new assemblage of tools precisely gauges a baby’s biological response to sights, sounds and tactile stimuli all at once.

Scientists move big shapes into place together to show collaboration.

New consortium may create projects, funding for autism research

by  /  2 August 2018

A newly formed group of leaders from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) is poised to generate funding opportunities for child health research, including autism science.

July 2018

Glowing capsule illuminates problems in gut

by  /  13 July 2018

An ingestible electronic capsule enables researchers to instantaneously detect molecules associated with gastrointestinal issues.