It’s October, and for one week this month scientists around the world will be celebrating the work of their colleagues who have helped push the boundaries of science into territory that we take as “familiar” today. The recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is Robert Edwards, notable for his work on human in vitro fertilization. His work along with his the work of his colleague, gynecologist Patrick Steptoe, who developed the technique of laproscopy, led ultimately to the first successful human in vitro fertilization and ultimately the birth of Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube baby” in 1978. Read the official press release.
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