Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne studia nad prawem

Era genetyki reprodukcyjnej. O spełniających się „proroctwach” Aldousa Huxleya

Breczko, Anetta Breczko, Agata

Uniwersytet w Białymstoku | Instituto de Investigaciones Economica, UNAM, Mexico City, Meksyk

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Abstract

The paper presents the literary vision of „the power of medicine” as sketched by Aldous Huxley in his book Brave New World. Huxley created a futuristic image of society which reaches a state of complete organization and control of human procreation. In Huxley’s world humans are born as a result of in vitro fertilization and cloning. Human bodies, due to genetic selection, are produced for desired features of appearance and character, and the means of achieving universal happiness are appropriate pharmaceuticals. Artificial procreation as well as reproductive genetics anticipated by Huxley have become reality in the 21st century, implying several moral and legal dilemmas. In bioethical discussions questions emerge about the consequences of using new genetic technologies and the legal boundries of medical experiments on human bodies.

Metadata

Journal Krytyka Prawa. Niezależne studia nad prawem 
Volume 6 
Issue 1 
Issue date 3/2014 
Type Article 
Language pl
Pagination 225–245
DOI 10.7206/kp.2080-1084.49
ISSN 2080-1084
eISSN 2450-7938