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Are headlines about “three-parent babies” far-fetched, or spot-on? Today on The Gist, BuzzFeed News science editor Virginia Hughes reminds us what we wish we remembered about mitochondrial DNA from ninth-grade biology.* Plus, music writer Chris Molanphy explains why Tom Petty received credit for Sam Smith’s top-10 hit “Stay With Me.” For the Spiel, lower-upper middle-lower-upper class warfare.
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*Correction, Feb. 9, 2015, 6:16 p.m.: This post originally misidentified Virginia Hughes as a BuzzFeed science editor. She is a BuzzFeed News science editor.