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 | 10 Mar 2019 |
tags: direct to consumer, enhancement, neuroscience, transcranial stimulation
Transcranial brain stimulation may have serious side-effects, ethicists say.

Xavier Symons | 10 Mar 2019 |
tags: consciousness, minimally conscious state, pvs
An Oxford law professor says No

Xavier Symons | 24 Feb 2019 |
tags: china, genetic privacy, privacy
Reports suggest that DNA samples are obtained from free medical check-ups

Xavier Symons | 2 Feb 2019 |
tags: assisted suicide, law, new mexico, us
New Mexico may become the next jurisdiction to legalise assisted suicide.

Xavier Symons | 2 Feb 2019 |
tags: law, organ donation euthanasia, organ shortage
A new article in a leading transplantation journal defends ODE.

Xavier Symons | 2 Feb 2019 |
tags: genetic testing, nhs, uk
Test results will be utilised by NHS researchers.

Xavier Symons | 2 Feb 2019 |
tags: australia, drugs, law, pill testing
A number of deaths at festivals has sparked a policy debate.

Xavier Symons | 28 Jan 2019 |
tags: designer babies, embryo gene editing, gene editing, he jiankui
Authorities are likely to press charges against researcher.

Xavier Symons | 28 Jan 2019 |
tags: consent, professional misconduct, vegetative state
The nurse has been charged with sexual assault.

Xavier Symons | 28 Jan 2019 |
tags: gene editing, he jiankui, regulation, world economic forum
A commission is being planned to update extant guidelines.

Xavier Symons | 28 Jan 2019 |
tags: abortion, iowa, law, new york, roe v. wade, us
States are legislating in anticipation of a challenge to Roe v. Wade.

Xavier Symons | 26 Jan 2019 |
tags: best interests, conjoined twins, medical decision making
The operation will often result in the death of one of the twins.

Xavier Symons | 25 Jan 2019 |
tags: iraq, organ trade, organ trafficking
Iraq may be the latest hotspot for illegal organ trading.

Xavier Symons | 20 Jan 2019 |
tags: abortion, march for life, reproductive rights, us
US vice-president Mike Pence made a surprise appearance at the March for Life.

Xavier Symons | 19 Jan 2019 |
tags: eugenics, free speech, genetics, intelligence, uk
Watson claims that there is a link between ethnicity and intelligence.



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