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06 October 2010

IVF pioneer celebrates Nobel Prize

British scientist Robert Edwards has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his work on developing IVF.

British scientist Robert Edwards believes that the most valuable thing in life is children - and spent his career making the dream of having a baby come true for millions of people worldwide.
 

He soon grasped that fertilisation outside the body could be a new way of treating infertility. Building on earlier research which showed that egg cells from rabbits could be fertilised in test tubes when sperm was added, Edwards developed the same technique for humans.
 

 
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