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Physis: Revista de Saúde Coletiva

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VILACA, Murilo Mariano  y  PALMA, Alexandre. The new genetics beyond of risk management and promotion of health: introduction to the concept of Biodesign. Physis [online]. 2011, vol.21, n.3, pp.813-832. ISSN 0103-7331.

The new genetics would point to a new era of metamorphosis of the human, which would be marked by the prominence of that in the selection and improvement of their nature. Thus, the Human Enhancement would become a tangible reality anthropo-technique. This paper, included a research of the field of Ethics Enhancement of Human Beings, intends excogitate a new concept to understand nuances called Genetic Age apparently overlooked by other already available, namely, Biopolitics and Biosociality. Therefore, we refer the review of the bibliography on Human Enhancement and the analysis and critique of these concepts, which focus on the issue mainly of risk management and promotion of healthy living. The objective was to identify the partial relevance of the grid of intelligibility provided by them to understand the new genetics. So, we present an introductory the concept of Biodesign as a complementary alternative, hoping that it permits the apprehension, especially, what the possibilities of artificiality of life to represent beyond a new form of risk management/health promotion.

Palabras clave : new genetic; risk management; biopolitics; biosociality; biodesign.

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