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 Nov 2018 |
tags: brain organoids, consciousness, organoids
Scientists are advancing without an ethical framework

Xavier Symons | 17 Nov 2018 |
tags: abortion, fetal heartbeat, law, ohio, us
The bill that would ban terminations after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

Xavier Symons | 17 Nov 2018 |
tags: euthanasia, law, western australia
The state government has appointed and expert panel to draft a bill.

Xavier Symons | 17 Nov 2018 |
tags: cambodia, commercial surrogacy, law, surrogacy
A court has charged 18 people with violating surrogacy laws.

Xavier Symons | 11 Nov 2018 |
tags: ivf, obama
Both of the Obama's children were conceived via IVF.

Xavier Symons | 11 Nov 2018 |
tags: euthanasia, law, nertherlands
A doctor has never been prosecuted in the history of the Netherlands euthanasia regime.

Xavier Symons | 10 Nov 2018 |
tags: embryo donation, ivf, law
The woman has used social media to find someone willing to trade embryos.

Xavier Symons | 2 Nov 2018 |
tags: hollywood, professional misconduct
The singer's wife alleges that Cornell was prescribed excessive doses of Ativan

Xavier Symons | 2 Nov 2018 |
tags: canada, conscientious objection, maid
The bill would make it an offence to coerce a healthcare professional into providing MAiD

Xavier Symons | 27 Oct 2018 |
tags: consent, euthanasia, malpractice, netherlands
The RTE was concerned that the patient had not provided written consent.

Xavier Symons | 27 Oct 2018 |
tags: autonomous vehicles, consequentialism, deontology, practical ethics
Westerners are more likely to prioritise the young over the old.

Xavier Symons | 27 Oct 2018 |
tags: biohacking, privacy, sweden
4000 Swedes have had ID chips inserted into their thumbs.

Xavier Symons | 27 Oct 2018 |
tags: conscientious objection, law
And so the debate continues.

Xavier Symons | 20 Oct 2018 |
tags: fraud, harvard, replication, retractions, stem cell research
Officials say 31 studies should be retracted.

Xavier Symons | 20 Oct 2018 |
tags: euthanasia, usa
The Academy of Family Physicians has adopted a position of "engaged neutrality".



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