I've been searching for this novel since the '90s and been unable to remember the title or author. I pray someone here can help me.
The story is set in the future where corporations run everything. Corporate sabotage has become so prevalent that security measures have reached the point where DNA identification is required for access. To get around this corporations have found a way to genetically create human blanks. These are people with no real identity of their own who when given a disc with another persons genetic pattern they can become that person by inserting the disc into a drive on I believe their stomachs. The story follows one of these genetic "blanks" through a drive to freedom and a rebellion of the "blanks" against their corporate owners. The resistance was lead by a group of gladiator blanks who were given discs with modified dna so they could have animal characteristics as well. If i remember correctly one was a centaur however instead of his lower body being a horse it was a scorpion.
If anyone can tell me either the author or name of this book, I would be forever grateful. It would be an end to a 20 year search.