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Human cortical interneurons take their time.Cell Stem Cell 12: 497-9
In this issue, Maroof et al. (2013) and Nicholas et al. (2013) describe strategies for deriving cortical interneurons from human pluripotent stem cells. Functional maturation of these neurons occurs over a protracted period, which resembles normal human development, and suggests these cells may be useful for modeling brain development and disease.