Robert G Edwards

IVF Pioneer Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

Robert G. Edwards, who is a Physiologist at Cambridge University, has won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his outstanding work on in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Louise Joy Brown was the first test-tube baby.

Jon Hamilton of NPR said initially the IVF technique was criticised by many scientists. They thought that IVF babies would be unhealthy and abnormal, but since 30 years, over four million babies have been produced successfully.