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 | 14 Oct 2017 |
tags: canada, dementia, euthanasia, maid
A new study claims that 91% of Quebec caregivers agree with MAiD for the demented.

Xavier Symons | 14 Oct 2017 |
tags: anti-vaxxer, conscientious objection, immunisation, law, us, vaccination
A 40-year-old Michigan anti-vaxxer has been sentenced to seven days jail.

Xavier Symons | 7 Oct 2017 |
tags: genetics, personalised genetics testing
There are ethical concerns about business practices of genomics companies

Xavier Symons | 7 Oct 2017 |
tags: canada, china, gene editing
Two Canadian ethicists defend a moratorium on embryo gene-editing, arguing that it reflects an international consensus

Xavier Symons | 7 Oct 2017 |
tags: ai, artificial intelligence, religion
There are several quasi-religious organisations now operational in Silicon Valley

Xavier Symons | 30 Sep 2017 |
tags: myanmar, rohingya
The Lancet called this week for humanitarian support to be “urgently deployed" in Myanmar.

Xavier Symons | 30 Sep 2017 |
tags: coma, consciousness, organ harvesting, permanent vegetative state
Is a PVS patient really gone forever?

Xavier Symons | 30 Sep 2017 |
tags: consent, family, organ donation
Bioethicists are getting resourceful in their search to solve the organ donation crisis.

Xavier Symons | 30 Sep 2017 |
tags: abortion, ireland, law
Ireland will soon vote on its controversial constitutional abortion restrictions.

Xavier Symons | 16 Sep 2017 |
tags: clinical ethics, nurses, voluntary palliated starvation, withdrawal of life support
The ANA has endorsed “voluntary stopping of eating and drinking” in new guidelines.

Xavier Symons | 16 Sep 2017 |
tags: brain death, law, us, withdrawal of life support
Bioethicist Wesley Smith has weighed into the debate over Jahi McMath.

Xavier Symons | 16 Sep 2017 |
tags: deception, informed consent, research ethics, vaccination
Oxford researchers have been accused of deception during a large-scale tuberculosis trial.

Xavier Symons | 9 Sep 2017 |
tags: assisted suicide, law, new york
A New York Court has reaffirmed the State's ban on assisted suicide.

Xavier Symons | 9 Sep 2017 |
tags:
A legal battle over an allegedly brain-dead American teenager is set to continue.

Xavier Symons | 9 Sep 2017 |
tags: ageing, drug development, transhumanism
Scientists are developing powerful drugs to stop ageing.



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