October 6, 2022

UK’s IVF pioneer knighted

IVF pioneer and Nobel prize winner Robert Edwards is among a group of prominent health specialists in the UK to be knighted in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

IVF pioneer
and Nobel prize winner Robert Edwards is among a group of prominent health
specialists in the UK to be knighted in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.
His work led to the first “test-tube baby” in July 1978. Professor Edwards, 85,
was awarded the Nobel prize for medicine last year. When other scientists found
that egg cells from rabbits could be fertilised with sperm in test tubes,
Edwards and gynaecologist Patrick Steptoe refined the technique for use on
humans. Almost 4 million babies have been born via IVF. ~ BBC News, Jun 10

UK’s IVF pioneer knighted
Jared Yee
IVF
UK