British IVF pioneer Professor Robert Edwards, has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his life-changing fertility work
Professor Robert Edwards, one of the pioneers of IVF treatment, has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine.
Professor Robert, 85, developed the fertility treatment alongside Dr Patrick Steptoe (who died in 1988) which led to the birth of Louise Brown, the world’s first test-tube baby in 1978. Since then, more than 4 million babies have been born thanks to IVF treatment.
The scientists also led early discoveries about stem sells and cloning.
"Its fantastic news, me and mum are so glad that one of the pioneers of IVF has been given the recognition he deserves,” said Louise Brown, who is now a mum-of-one after conceiving naturally in 2007.
“We hold Bob in great affection and are delighted to send our personal congratulations to him and his family at this time."