Autism is much less known to everyone. It can be characterized by being a mental condition where individuals face difficulty in communicating, forming relationships with others, using language and comprehending abstract concepts. The symptoms of autism are known to appear in early childhood. A group of scientists in China have genetically engineered monkeys so that they exhibit behaviors similar to autism. The goal is to test potential therapies on the animals in hopes that their resemblance to humans will yield more answers about the disorder. The scientists found that the monkeys display very similar behaviors related to human autism patients. Which include repetitive behaviors, increased anxiety and, most importantly, defects in social interactions. The team is now examining the brains of the monkeys. They are trying to identify the deficiency in the brain circuits that is responsible for the autism-like behavior. This article was interesting because this research involves primates instead of rats to understand autism. If this research is carried out successfully, then it will be a big breakthrough for understanding autism in human.