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 | 16 Jun 2018 |
tags: california, consent, crime, dna database, law, privacy
The Golden State Killer case was cracked using a DNA matching website.

Xavier Symons | 16 Jun 2018 |
tags: brain death, law, organ procurement
50 years on, the brain death criterion remains controversial.

Xavier Symons | 16 Jun 2018 |
tags: canada, euthanasia, law, us, voluntarily stopping eating and drinking, vsed
Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED) appears to be becoming more common.

Xavier Symons | 16 Jun 2018 |
tags: cancer, crispr, gene editing
CRISPR editing may be more harmful than previously thought.

Xavier Symons | 9 Jun 2018 |
tags: euthanasia, professionalism, slippery slope
Several influential doctors and ethicists have summarised the case against euthanasia.

Xavier Symons | 9 Jun 2018 |
tags:
US scientists say new research oversight processes have been introduced in China.

Xavier Symons | 2 Jun 2018 |
tags: assisted suicide, california, law
Experts say the law will be reinstated or new legislation passed.

Xavier Symons | 2 Jun 2018 |
tags: discrimination, lookism
The latest "ism" to be added to the discrimination vernacular.

Xavier Symons | 2 Jun 2018 |
tags: animal rights, law, personhood, us
A New York judge has raised hopes that chimpanzees will be given legal rights.

Xavier Symons | 2 Jun 2018 |
tags: alfie evans, best interests, charlie gard, culture wars, law, uk
Bioethicists have criticised the politicisation of the case.

Xavier Symons | 26 May 2018 |
tags: ethics of war, nigeria, syria, war
A new report says the international community must take action.

Xavier Symons | 26 May 2018 |
tags: biohacking, diy biology, human enhancement, synthetic biology
The death of a well-known biohacker has sparked a debate about regulation.

Xavier Symons | 26 May 2018 |
tags: bioethics discourse, democracy, healthcare policy, obama, us
Do we all have to agree on bioethics policies for them to be legitimate?

Xavier Symons | 19 May 2018 |
tags: assisted suicide, california, law
Lawmakers are planning an appeal.

Xavier Symons | 19 May 2018 |
tags: abortion, ireland, media ethics
The "repeal" vote has a commanding lead, but the result is not a forgone conclusion.



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