Decision Tree for Human Germline Interventions

In its Opinion “Intervening in the Human Germline”, the German Ethics Council has brought together questions, arguments and positions on the research and development of possible applications in this field in a decision tree. In the interactive graphic below, the various decision paths with their respective arguments and relevant ethical concepts can be visualised by moving the cursor over the small circles or by tapping them on a touchscreen.

Alternatively, the assignment of positions and arguments can also be traced in tabular form in the linked PDF version of the graphic. The detailed derivation of the arguments and ethical concepts is developed in the Opinion, which is also available as a PDF.