Eye on the “Test-Tube Baby” Prize

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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.

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One response to “Eye on the “Test-Tube Baby” Prize

  1. I read about this earlier today – truly miraculous medical breakthrough! I thank God every day for this treatment – many of my friends would not have been able to have their babies had this treatment not been available! Thanks for stopping by earlier. It’s nice to meet you! -Heather

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