Uniwersytet Przyrodniczo-Humanistyczny w Siedlcach
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genomic research
human identity
identity crisis
biotechnical revolution
bioethics principles


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.

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