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 | 24 Jun 2017 |
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The government of Texas will allow clinics across the state to market unapproved stem-cell therapies.

Xavier Symons | 24 Jun 2017 |
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The man who brought us the first three-parent baby is now going commercial.

Xavier Symons | 24 Jun 2017 |
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Students are concerned about the impact of euthanasia on the medical landscape.

Xavier Symons | 17 Jun 2017 |
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We can never set aside the risk of a euthanasia market.

Xavier Symons | 17 Jun 2017 |
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A growing number of Silicon Valley companies are sponsoring employees to “freeze their eggs”.

Xavier Symons | 17 Jun 2017 |
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The death of an 8-year-old boy has sparked debate about organ procurement.

Xavier Symons | 10 Jun 2017 |
tags: birth control, catholic church, contraception, the pill
In mid-1957 the US Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Enovid, later known as The Pill.

Xavier Symons | 10 Jun 2017 |
tags: medical futility, neonatal care, uk, withdrawal of life support
The European Court of Human Rights is considering whether to to allow the withdrawal of treatment.

Xavier Symons | 10 Jun 2017 |
tags: 14 day rule, embryo experimentation, embryo research, research ethics
Policy analysts are calling for a “reconsideration” of the decades-old 14-day embryo experimentation rule.

Xavier Symons | 10 Jun 2017 |
tags: assisted dying, california, physician assisted suicide, us
Over 500 people have been prescribed life-ending drugs in California, says Compassion and Choices.

Xavier Symons | 3 Jun 2017 |
tags: enhancement, free will, human enhancement, moral bioenhancement
The latest edition of the Cambridge Quarterly takes stock of the enhancement debate.

Xavier Symons | 3 Jun 2017 |
tags: china, embryonic stem cells, stem cells
China will trial the use of embryonic stem-cells to treat Parkinson’s and macular degeneration.

Xavier Symons | 3 Jun 2017 |
tags: assisted reproduction, conception, ivf
Environmental factors may cancel out the detrimental health effects of IVF conception.

Xavier Symons | 3 Jun 2017 |
tags: crispr, gene editing
A new study suggests that CRISPR editing can cause hundreds of unintended mutations.

Xavier Symons | 28 May 2017 |
tags: canada, euthanasia, existential distress, existential suffering
Patients tended to be white and relatively affluent and loss of autonomy was the primary motivation



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