Scientists have created five monkey clones, all carrying an edit to a specific gene.
The first monkey with a mutation in SHANK3, a top autism gene, is nearly 3; it spends its days circling its cage rather than interacting with other monkeys.
Scientists used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to create two marmosets lacking MECP2, the gene mutated in Rett syndrome.
Rhesus macaques that are drawn to other monkeys’ faces in videos also tend to be highly social with their peers.
A new map shows three brain networks that govern social communication in rhesus macaques.
A prospective study shows that antipsychotics mess up metabolism, autism is tied to a doubled risk for food allergies, and a report reveals pervasive sexual harassment in science.
Benefits of diets for autism features remain unproven, variants of the same DNA region make brains big or small, and STAT announces a new CRISPR tracker.
Male monkeys that avoid touching, grooming or playing with others have low brain levels of the hormone vasopressin.