Today, Dr. Robert Edwards won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work on in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Dr. Edwards along with colleague, Patrick Steptoe, successfully created human embryos outside the body. Genius! This technique birthed the term test-tube baby, which is a misleading term. The procedure takes place in a petri dish, not a test tube. IVF was a major breakthrough for couples unable to conceive and has given many infertile couples a little bundle of joy. The NY Times featured an article on Dr. Edwards and IVF. Enjoy!
Congratulations Dr. Robert Edwards for giving the world IVF.