ROBERT EDWARDS

  • British 'test tube baby' pioneer Robert Edwards dies at 87 April 11, 2013

    London: Robert Edwards, the scientist known as the father of IVF for pioneering the development of "test tube babies" for couples unable to conceive naturally, died on Wednesday aged 87. The Briton, who won the Nobel medicine prize for his achievement in 2010, started developing invitro fertilization (IVF) in 1955 ...
  • Test tube baby pioneer wins Nobel medicine prize October 4, 2010

    Stockholm: Robert Edwards of Britain has won the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine for the development of invitro fertilization, a breakthrough that has helped millions of infertile couples to have children. Edwards and Patrick Steptoe, who died in 1988, developed the IVF technique, in which egg cells are fertilised outside the...