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Test-tube baby pioneer Robert Edwards, 85 wins medicine Nobel

Professor emeritus Robert Edwards, 85 of University of Cambridge won the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for developing in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

Edwards lives in Britain. He started his in-vitro work in the 1950s.

“(Edwards’) achievements have made it possible to treat infertility, a medical condition afflicting a large proportion of humanity, including more than 10 percent of all couples worldwide,” the medicine prize committee in Stockholm said in its citation.

“Approximately 4 million individuals have been born thanks to IVF,” the citation said. “Today, Robert Edwards’ vision is a reality and brings joy to infertile people all over the world.”

Past recipients include but are not limited to Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, Jimmy Carter, Henry A. Kissinger and Mother Teresa.

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  1. October 4, 2010 at 7:19 am

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