Monthly Archives: June 2019


How we tune out distractions

Source: [Anne Trafton | MIT News Office, June 12, 2019] Neuroscientists trace a brain circuit that filters unwanted sensory input. Imagine trying to focus on a friend’s voice at a noisy party, or blocking out the phone conversation of the person sitting next to you on the bus while you […]


Monkeys with autism mutation show condition’s key traits

Source: [Spectrum, Jessica Wright | June 12, 2019] Researchers have engineered two generations of monkeys with mutations in SHANK3, a top autism gene. The first generation shows traits reminiscent of the condition, according to a study published today in Nature1. The researchers are the first to engineer monkeys using the gene-editing tool CRISPR and […]