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 | 28 Oct 2017 |
tags: assisted dying, assisted suicide, australia, euthanasia, victoria, world medical association
The international medical community is closely watching the debate in Victoria.

Xavier Symons | 28 Oct 2017 |
tags: abortion, ectongenesis
Will ectogenesis allow us to overcome pro-choice/pro-life divisions?

Xavier Symons | 28 Oct 2017 |
tags: abortion, birth defects, ectogenesis, pregnancy
Researchers may have found a way to effectively treat spina bifida during pregnancy.

Xavier Symons | 28 Oct 2017 |
tags: abortion, disability, down syndrome, pope francis
The Pope says that people with disabilities face an “attitude of rejection”.

Xavier Symons | 21 Oct 2017 |
tags: assisted suicide, australia, euthanasia, law, victoria
The Victorian Parliament is close to legalising euthanasia.

Xavier Symons | 21 Oct 2017 |
tags: abortion, clinical ethics, consent, professional ethics, uk
Marie Stopes has come under scrutiny after a review of one of its clinics.

Xavier Symons | 21 Oct 2017 |
tags: australia, surrogacy, surrogacy law
An Australian couple has discovered they will not be recognised as the parents of their children.

Xavier Symons | 14 Oct 2017 |
tags: canada, dementia, euthanasia, maid
A new study claims that 91% of Quebec caregivers agree with MAiD for the demented.

Xavier Symons | 14 Oct 2017 |
tags: anti-vaxxer, conscientious objection, immunisation, law, us, vaccination
A 40-year-old Michigan anti-vaxxer has been sentenced to seven days jail.

Xavier Symons | 7 Oct 2017 |
tags: genetics, personalised genetics testing
There are ethical concerns about business practices of genomics companies

Xavier Symons | 7 Oct 2017 |
tags: canada, china, gene editing
Two Canadian ethicists defend a moratorium on embryo gene-editing, arguing that it reflects an international consensus

Xavier Symons | 7 Oct 2017 |
tags: ai, artificial intelligence, religion
There are several quasi-religious organisations now operational in Silicon Valley

Xavier Symons | 30 Sep 2017 |
tags: myanmar, rohingya
The Lancet called this week for humanitarian support to be “urgently deployed" in Myanmar.

Xavier Symons | 30 Sep 2017 |
tags: coma, consciousness, organ harvesting, permanent vegetative state
Is a PVS patient really gone forever?

Xavier Symons | 30 Sep 2017 |
tags: consent, family, organ donation
Bioethicists are getting resourceful in their search to solve the organ donation crisis.



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