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 | 19 Aug 2017 |
tags:
Policy analysts are proposing controversial solutions.

Xavier Symons | 19 Aug 2017 |
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Pressure is mounting on Catholic Healthcare providers to abandon their opposition to MAiD.

Xavier Symons | 19 Aug 2017 |
tags: existential suffering, psychiatry, religion, sociology, suicide
There is much debate about the link between religion and mental health.

Xavier Symons | 19 Aug 2017 |
tags: goldwater rule, professional conduct, psychiatry, trump
Democrats may convene an expert panel to profile Trump’s mental health.

Xavier Symons | 12 Aug 2017 |
tags: crispr, gene editing, xenotransplantation
A landmark study has reopened the door for xenotransplantation research.

Xavier Symons | 12 Aug 2017 |
tags: clinical trials, compassionate use, fda
Bioethicists are critical of new Right To Try laws.

Xavier Symons | 12 Aug 2017 |
tags: artificial wombs, ectogenesis
Researchers have successfully used an artificial womb to incubate premature lambs.

Xavier Symons | 12 Aug 2017 |
tags: genetics, mitochondrial disease, mitochondrial replacement, three-parent embryos
A New York IVF clinic has been told by the FDA to stop marketing Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy.

Xavier Symons | 5 Aug 2017 |
tags:
What steps can be taken to avoid future conflicts between family and medical staff?

Xavier Symons | 5 Aug 2017 |
tags: abortion, academic freedom, ethics, infanticide
Should we abandon arguments for abortion if they also permit infanticide?

Xavier Symons | 5 Aug 2017 |
tags: cambodia, commercial surrogacy, surrogacy, surrogacy law
An Australian nurse has been found guilty by a Cambodian Court of running an illegal surrogacy business.

Xavier Symons | 5 Aug 2017 |
tags: bioenhancement, enhancement, transhumanism
A British PhD candidate has warned of the darker side of a transhumanist future.

Xavier Symons | 29 Jul 2017 |
tags: goldwater rule, professional ethics, professionalism, psychiatrists, trump
The American Psychoanalytic Association says members are free to comment on public figures, notably Donald Trump

Xavier Symons | 29 Jul 2017 |
tags: consent, courts, law, medical futility, withdrawal of life support
Charlie Gard has died in a London hospice after having life-support withdrawn.

Xavier Symons | 29 Jul 2017 |
tags: gender reassignment, intersex, transgenderism
An international human rights advocacy group this week called for a ban on intersex surgery.



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