Uniwersytet Przyrodniczo-Humanistyczny w Siedlcach
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Keywords

genomic research
human identity
identity crisis
society
biotechnical revolution
bioethics principles

Abstract

The authors of the article have analyzed the problem of preserving human identity in the context of genomic research; reviewed the history of the development of the ideas about philosophical, psychological, and social aspects of the phenomenon; presented the conditions for the “identity crisis” formation in the information society and the idea of transhumanism on the identity transformation through biotechnology; characterized the legislative guidelines in the field of genetic engineering activities aimed at protecting constitutional human rights. In conclusion, the athors state that preserving identity as a necessary condition for the free development and formation of the individual in the situation of the biotechnical revolution actualizes the problem of protecting human dignity and their right to integrity.

https://doi.org/10.34739/dsd.2020.02.03
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