Robert Edwards: Nobel Prize Winner And 'Test Tube Baby' Pioneer Dies Aged 87

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Fatimah Mazhar
Robert Edwards, the Nobel Prize winning British scientist known as the father of IVF (in-vitro fertilization) dies at age 87.

Robert Edwards, the Nobel Prize winning British scientist known as the father of IVF (in-vitro fertilization) dies at age 87.

 His work has given millions the chance to realize their dreams of becoming parents.

The British scientist known for his pioneering work developing "test tube babies" died on Wednesday.

After Louise Brown, the first test tube baby, the technique Edwards and his colleague developed, has been used to create more than 5 million babies.

The Nobel Prize winner was a father of five, and grandfather of daughters, and 11 grandchildren, said he was motivated in his work by a desire to help families.

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