Xavier Symons

Xavier Symons is a Masters student in philosophy at Sydney University and has a keen interest in bioethics. Aside from his studies he enjoys playing guitar and reading American literature. He has contributed to a number of online publications, in addition to his work with BioEdge.



Xavier Symons | 25 Feb 2017 |
tags: crispr, gene editing, law, patents, us
Elite US universities are fighting over a patent for CRISPR-Cas9 technology.

Xavier Symons | 25 Feb 2017 |
tags: australia, cambodia, commercial surrogacy, surrogacy
Surrogacy in Australia is experiencing a quiet boom.

Xavier Symons | 25 Feb 2017 |
tags: consent, force-feeding, law, palliative care
A 30-year-old anorexic and bulimic woman has died after a court denied a request that she be force-fed.

Xavier Symons | 18 Feb 2017 |
tags: crispr, embryo experimentation, gene editing, us
Human germline genome editing may be permissible following further research, says the NAS.

Xavier Symons | 18 Feb 2017 |
tags: assisted suicide, us, washington dc
Washington D.C.’s assisted suicide law has hit a major roadblock.

Xavier Symons | 18 Feb 2017 |
tags: clinical practice, elder care, opioids, psychiatry
The number of US retirees taking three or more psychotropic drugs has doubled between 2004 and 2013.

Xavier Symons | 18 Feb 2017 |
tags: antibiotics, prescription drugs, uk
Close to half of online pharmacies surveyed do not require a prescription for antibiotics.

Xavier Symons | 11 Feb 2017 |
tags: australia, china, egg freezing, ivf, one-child policy
Chinese women are using frozen embryos to conceive a second child.

Xavier Symons | 11 Feb 2017 |
tags: conscientious objection, law, uk, vaccination
A British High Court Judge has ordered that a 7-month-old boy be given a meningitis vaccine.

Xavier Symons | 11 Feb 2017 |
tags: china, organ harvesting, organ trafficking, transplant ethics
A senior government official has admitted that forced organ harvesting from executed prisoners may still be occurring in China.

Xavier Symons | 11 Feb 2017 |
tags: euthanasia, spain
A bill to legalise euthanasia has been introduced to Spanish parliament.

Xavier Symons | 4 Feb 2017 |
tags: donald trump, law, us, us supreme court
Neil Gorsuch has a keen interest in end of life issues.

Xavier Symons | 4 Feb 2017 |
tags: pregnancy, pregnant man, professional conduct, uk
British doctors have been told not to call pregnant women ‘mothers’ in a BMA document.

Xavier Symons | 4 Feb 2017 |
tags: donald trump, professional ethics, psychiatry, us
Should psychiatrists and psychologists should share their opinions on political figures?

Xavier Symons | 4 Feb 2017 |
tags: australia, embryo research, embryonic stem cells, stem cells
Adult stem cell researcher Alan Mackay-Sim has been named Australian of the Year.



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