Rakhimova M.V. —
“Second code” and biology of destiny: what does epigenetics say about the textual nature of a human?
// Philosophical Thought.
– 2018. – ¹ 5.
– P. 1 - 11.
DOI: 10.25136/2409-8728.2018.5.26094 URL: http://en. nbpublish.com/library_read_article.php?id=26094
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This article discusses the problem of human textuality as an interdisciplinary philosophical problem. Within the framework of the claimed problem, human is textual on biological, as well as social levels of matter patterning. The author leans on the analogy between genome and book, language, scenario, library, text that is often use by Western genetic scientists to explain the biochemical processes taking place at the genetic level. Attention is given to the second (epigenetic) code that is responsible for independence and individuality of the cells, their cellular “memory” (epigenetic program, epigenetic switches). The article also considers the problem of human biological destiny controlled by the second epigenetic code. The author underlines the dependence of the second code from external factors that can affect a human (epigenetic landscape). The scientific novelty is defined by examination of the textual nature of a human as holistic nature, which include genetic, epigenetic, social, and cultural levels. It is assumed that Human is a text that is infinitely written by the Nature, as well as Human himself at all levels of matter patterning.
epigenetic landscape, epigenome, genome, human textuality, second code, biological background of the future, linguistic units, nucleotide, DNA, text
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