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 | 26 Jan 2019 |
tags: best interests, conjoined twins, medical decision making
The operation will often result in the death of one of the twins.

Xavier Symons | 25 Jan 2019 |
tags: iraq, organ trade, organ trafficking
Iraq may be the latest hotspot for illegal organ trading.

Xavier Symons | 20 Jan 2019 |
tags: abortion, march for life, reproductive rights, us
US vice-president Mike Pence made a surprise appearance at the March for Life.

Xavier Symons | 19 Jan 2019 |
tags: eugenics, free speech, genetics, intelligence, uk
Watson claims that there is a link between ethnicity and intelligence.

Xavier Symons | 19 Jan 2019 |
tags: organ market, organ procurement, organ transplantation, us
The idea of selling organs is gaining traction in the media.

Xavier Symons | 19 Jan 2019 |
tags: euthanasia, law, royal college of physicians, uk
The College will go neutral on euthanasia unless two thirds of members oppose it.

Xavier Symons | 19 Jan 2019 |
tags: double effect, euthanasia, palliative care, palliative sedation
A new article in the JME reviews the empirical literature on this question.

Xavier Symons | 24 Nov 2018 |
tags: catholic bioethics, religion, secularism
A new edition of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy discusses the impact of secularism on bioethics.

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.

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