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Whoosh!” bragged geneticist Michael Myre, spreading his fingers and pushing his hands away from his body. “That’s what they’ll do.”
‘Whoosh’ is not a word often applied to the slime mould Dictyostelium discoideum — affectionately called ‘Dicty’ by its devoted following of cell biologists and geneticists — but Myre, a researcher at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, was feeling confident. It was 16 May, the start of the great Dicty World Race, and Myre had faith that his entry would be the first to glide across the finish line of the 800-micrometre-long track.
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