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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Special Reports Curated collections of articles on special topics in autism.
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The treasures of monkey island

by  /  22 June 2016

On Cayo Santiago island, scientists track the alliances and power struggles of a colony of feral monkeys — collecting data to generate new insights into the social challenges that people with autism face.

Genetically modified monkeys show autism-like behaviors

by  /  27 January 2016

Monkeys with multiple copies of a gene called MeCP2 show behaviors reminiscent of autism, but some experts question the model’s value.

Questions for Cory Miller: Monkeying around with marmosets

by  /  10 May 2016

Small social monkeys called marmosets are well suited for studies on social behaviors and autism.

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