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 | 13 Oct 2018 |
tags: conscience, conscientious objection
Some argue it's about conscience; others say it's about real issues.

Xavier Symons | 13 Oct 2018 |
tags: uk, waste disposal
Hundreds of tonnes of waste, including human body parts, had accumulated.

Xavier Symons | 13 Oct 2018 |
tags: death penalty, law, washington state
The State Supreme Court said that the death penalty was 'racially biased'

Xavier Symons | 13 Oct 2018 |
tags: mental health, msf, refugees
MSF has called for the immediate evacuation of asylum seekers from the island

Xavier Symons | 5 Oct 2018 |
tags: australia, law, suicide
The man stood to gain A$1.4 million in life insurance.

Xavier Symons | 5 Oct 2018 |
tags: embryo research, gene editing, japan
An expert panel released new guidelines late last month.

Xavier Symons | 5 Oct 2018 |
tags: canada, commercial surrogacy, law, surrogacy
Data suggests that almost half of intending parents live abroad.

Xavier Symons | 30 Sep 2018 |
tags: blood transfusions, haemophilia, nhs, uk
A public inquiry has begun into the use of contaminated blood for patients with bleeding disorders.

Xavier Symons | 30 Sep 2018 |
tags: fetal tissue research, health and human services, us
HHS is conducting an audit of all acquisitions involving human fetal tissue.

Xavier Symons | 30 Sep 2018 |
tags: identity, india, law, privacy
The Indian government will be restricted in its use of the system's data

Xavier Symons | 30 Sep 2018 |
tags: assisted reproduction, euthanasia, france, law, same-sex parenting
The report recommends palliative sedation as a legal alternative.

Xavier Symons | 15 Sep 2018 |
tags: best interests, charlie gard, law, uk
The amendment would allow mediation before disputes go to court.

Xavier Symons | 15 Sep 2018 |
tags: commercial surrogacy, law, surrogacy, ukraine
Surrogates have been mistreated by the country's largest surrogacy company.

Xavier Symons | 15 Sep 2018 |
tags: cremation, cryonics, life extension, professional conduct
The man's body was cremated and sent to his family.

Xavier Symons | 15 Sep 2018 |
tags: burial, death, respect for dead
Archaeologists are not the only ones asking the question



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