BBC Newshour

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Recent Episodes

San Bernardino Arsenal of Weapons Found

Pipe bombs and rounds of ammunition found at shooters' home; Venezuela's failing healthcare; Women to be allowed in all US military combat roles

(Photo shows: San Bernardino Police Department Chief Jarrod Burguan speaking during a news conference in San Bernardino, California. Credit: Reuters)

Mass shooting in San Bernardino

US police have not ruled out terrorism in California shooting; UK begins to bomb so-called Islamic State in Syria; records of the Savile Row tailor to Winston Churchill made public.

(PHOTO: Police cars stop suspected shooter Credit: Reuters)

British MPs Clash Over Syria Airstrikes

UK to vote on bombing; China troops in Africa; Mark Zuckerberg to give away $45bn.

(Photo: The UK parliament debates extension of fight against the Islamic State group. Credit: BBC)

German Cabinet Backs Syria Campaign

Germany plans to join anti-IS mission; Man City's China deal; Public Enemy hitch a ride.

(Photo: Germany"s Foreign Minister Steinmeier, Defence Minister von der Leyen and Chancellor Merkel. Credit: Reuters)

NH Extra: Editing the Human Genome

Remarkable new techniques for ‘editing’ DNA – chemically cutting and splicing sections of genetic code – are revolutionising research in laboratories around the world. The potential for eradicating hereditary diseases is enormous. But are the benefits outweighed by the risks involved? And should these techniques ever be used on humans? On Newshour Extra this week, Owen Bennett Jones and his panel of expert guests discuss the scientific and ethical consequences of this latest research, and ask whether mankind should be tinkering with our genetic inheritance.