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Nobel prize goes to in-vitro pioneer

Robert Edwards wins the 2010 Nobel prize in medicine


 

Biologist Robert Edwards has been awarded 2010 Nobel prize in medicine for his pioneering work on in-vitro fertilization. Edwards is best-known for developing the “test tube baby” technique, which has allowed infertile couples to conceive. Louise Brown, the first in-vitro fertilization baby, was born on July 25, 1978 thanks to the work of Edwards and his colleague, Patrick Steptoe, who died in 1988 (the prizes are not awarded posthumously). “His achievements have made it possible to treat infertility, a medical condition affecting a large proportion of humanity,” said the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden when it announced the $1.5 million prize on Monday.

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Nobel prize goes to in-vitro pioneer

  1. Very deserving award that has changed peolple lives across the World.
    Very sad and hypocritical that the Vatican has shouted "IMMORAL" to this award. Seems to me that the Vatican ought to encourage BIRTH CONTROL in Africa and other Countries rather than forbid their agencies from educating African women on BIRTH CONTROL which is shameful. Population control is the biggest REAL propblem facing Africa now that birth related deaths are being minimised. The Church is encouraging death by doing this. FORTUNATELY SOME AGENCIES ARE IGNORING THIS RELIGIOUS DOGMA AS ITS OUT OF DATE.

  2. I thought it would have been renamed after Obama by now…

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