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Keywords:

  • genetics;
  • genomics;
  • religion;
  • spirituality;
  • ethics;
  • eugenics;
  • enhancement;
  • conscientious objection

Abstract

This article provides an overview of a special issue on the religious and spiritual concerns that arise in the provision of genetic services. It introduces some of the challenges in defining religion and spirituality and provides contexts and summaries for the empirical and normative research that appears in the issue. © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc.