Editorial: Genetics, ethics and social policy : the state of the question / Lisa Sowle Cahill -- Genetic knowledge as a commodity : the Human Genome Project, markets and consumers / Julie Clague -- Gene therapy and the improvement of human nature : ethical questions / Sandro Spinsanti -- Ethical questions in genetic counselling : how far do concepts like 'non-directivity' and 'ethical neutrality' help in solving problems? / Stella Reiter-Theil -- Genetic counselling : parental autonomy or acceptance of limits? / Liz Hepburn -- The moral status of the embryo / Maureen Junker-Kenny -- Genetics and the future of American law and policy / M. Cathleen Kaveny -- Power, ethics and the poor in human genetic research / Ma rcio Fabri dos Anjos -- First sheep, then human beings? : theological and ethical reflections on the use of gene technology / Eberhard Schockenhoff -- Feminist theologies and the new genetics / Maura A. Ryan. Cloning : technical reality and ethical evaluation / Marciano Vidal -- The ethics of medical genetics. An annotated bibliography / Sigrid Graumann and Christof Mandry.