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First Monkeys with Autism Created in China

by Antonio Regalado

They spin in their cages and don’t interact. The scientists who created autistic monkeys say they’ll now try to cure them.

Scientists in China say they used genetic engineering to create monkeys with a version of autism, an achievement that could make it easier to test treatments but that raises thorny practical and ethical questions over how useful such animal models will be.

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