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Submission + - World's fastest cells raced on petri dish (

ananyo writes: In a tongue-in-cheek contest of microscopic mobility, a line of bone marrow stem cells from Singapore beat out dozens of competitors to claim the title of the world’s fastest cells. They whizzed across a petri dish at the breakneck speed of 5.2 microns per minute — or 0.000000312 kilometers per hour.
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World's fastest cells raced on petri dish

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