BBC Newshour

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Recent Episodes

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.

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)

COP21: Climate Talks Open in Paris

World Bank President's climate plan; demobilisation centre for ex Farc guerrillas; Soviet comedy film giant Eldar Ryazanov dies.

(Photo: World leaders pose for a group photo at the COP21 climate talks in Paris. Credit: AP)

World Leaders Start Climate Talks

Nigeria's climate change challenges; UK plans Syria vote; Donald Trump meets black pastors

(Photo: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Paris. Credit: EPA)