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Remembering the Father of IVF | Robert Edwards

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The man behind the first IVF birth, Dr. Robert Edwards, passed away yesterday at the age of 87.

Heralded as the "Father of IVF" he was instrumental in the birth of Louise Brown back on July 25, 1978 (source: Wall Street Journal). In 2010, we reported on Dr. Edwards successful delivery of the world's first "test tube baby" when he was recognized with the Nobel Prize in medicine.  Alongside OBGYN Patrick Steptoe, Dr. Edwards' persistence in early IVF research is recognized by many as he faced criticism from the public and colleagues throughout the late 1970s.

If you could talk to Robert Edwards today about your journey, what would you say?

In memory of Robert Edwards.







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