Human embryo DNA editing OK, says study: BBC News Review 2022

March 1, 2023

Is it ethical to alter the DNA of human embryos? News Review from BBC Learning English looks at the vocabulary that’s making the headlines in this story


A British study has said that experts should be given permission to experiment and alter the DNA of human embryos to influence the characteristics of future generations.
The review said heritable genome editing could be used to wipe out genetic diseases in some families.
The recommendations as they stand would require a change in British law.

Key words and phrases:

•It is permissible to work from home for up to two days a week.
•Cycling on the pavement is permissible in pedestrian zones.

prohibition or block
•The US bar on the sale of alcohol, known as Prohibition, lasted from 1920 to 1933.
•Anyone found taking drugs on these premises will be permanently barred.

•Your red hair, green eyes and freckles are all traits that come from your mother.
•Optimism is a good character trait to have.


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  1. Reply
    밀리g 캐나다 MILLI g Canada March 1, 2023 at 4:58 am

    What an amazing program to learn English, thank you BBC Learning English Team!

  2. Thank you❤

  3. Thanks❤

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    Tomasz Burzyński March 1, 2023 at 4:58 am

    Great tandem 🤩. I was really enjoying watching this news review!

  5. Very useful for me to enhance my vocabulary.

  6. Hi my beloved Catherine

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    ازهار ازهار March 1, 2023 at 4:58 am

    The British study should be given permission to experts in order to experiment and alter DNA human embryos which influence character istic future generation

  8. Thanks BBC learning English
    Can you give me this video's subtitle,please
    Thank you

  9. Reply
    Омирсеитова Карина March 1, 2023 at 4:58 am

    Dan, I love your pronunciation

  10. Thnks bbc . It is very good .

  11. Reply
    Akhila Palakattil March 1, 2023 at 4:58 am

    It is permissible to design humanbabies in order to bar negative traits including drinking alcohol

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    đông nguyễn hải March 1, 2023 at 4:58 am

    nice Dan !

  13. Good…

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  15. Dan and Catherine are my favorite . I like their accent and enjoy a lot thanks both of you

  16. thanks! Very interesting

  17. I love Dan

  18. Dan you never heard impermissible but you heard permit, permission, permissible.

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    Cihan Tekten Böge March 1, 2023 at 4:58 am

    Like like like like🙆‍♀️

  20. 👏👍

  21. It would be very appreciated if you could fix this error link :

  22. A DNA as a progress till a non life of the negative as the life.

  23. It's very much wonderful vedio

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    Maximciuc Valeria March 1, 2023 at 4:58 am

    You both are brilliant indeed! Love your presentations so much!

  25. Thanks Dan and Chaterine, both of you always make me feel more happy on watching and listening your news reviews.

  26. ok

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