The most recent developments in the field of biological research are having, not only, an ever increasingly significant impact on medicine, but are potentially able to transform the very shape of politics, law and society, giving direction to, and modifying the very destiny of human nature. On an epistemological level, the scientific revolution taking place in the life sciences is determining the passage from biopolitics to a new, original dimension in which the human species is beginning to also dominate living matter. If the impact of the new biotechnologies is, on one hand, reassuring for its positive effects on the quality of human life, on health and nutrition, on the other, its troubling implications in social legitimization, genetic selection and manipulation of living matter, are worrying.

The Lombroso biologism: a centenary of controversies

GAMMONE, MARIATERESA;SIDOTI, FRANCESCO
2010

Abstract

The most recent developments in the field of biological research are having, not only, an ever increasingly significant impact on medicine, but are potentially able to transform the very shape of politics, law and society, giving direction to, and modifying the very destiny of human nature. On an epistemological level, the scientific revolution taking place in the life sciences is determining the passage from biopolitics to a new, original dimension in which the human species is beginning to also dominate living matter. If the impact of the new biotechnologies is, on one hand, reassuring for its positive effects on the quality of human life, on health and nutrition, on the other, its troubling implications in social legitimization, genetic selection and manipulation of living matter, are worrying.
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