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'Father of IVF' Dead at 87

Sir Robert Edwards passes away at home

(Newser) - Sir Robert Edwards, the British professor who has been called "the father of IVF," died today at age 87. Edwards developed in vitro fertilization with another doctor, and in 1978, the first "test tube baby" was born. That baby, Louise Brown, now says she thought of Edwards... More »

In-Vitro Pioneer Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

Robert Edwards began working on IVF in the 1950s

(Newser) - Robert Edwards of Britain won the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine today for the development of in-vitro fertilization, a breakthrough that has helped millions of infertile couples have children. Edwards, an 85-year-old professor emeritus at the University of Cambridge, started working on IVF in 1950s. He developed the technique, in... More »

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