Spectrumnews.org: Monkey with mutation in top autism gene shows social problems

Social drug: The drug fluoxetine eases some autism-like behaviors in a monkey with a mutation in SHANK3.

Courtesy of Yong Zhang

The first monkey with a mutation in SHANK3, a top autism gene, is nearly 3 years old1. It spends its days circling its cage rather than interacting with other monkeys.

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