Robert G. Edwards

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1925 – 2013

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Who was Robert G. Edwards?

Sir Robert Geoffrey Edwards, CBE, FRS was an English physiologist and pioneer in reproductive medicine, and in-vitro fertilisation in particular. Along with the surgeon Patrick Steptoe, Edwards successfully pioneered conception through IVF, which led to the birth of Louise Brown on 25 July 1978. They founded the first IVF program for infertile patients and trained other scientists in their techniques. Edwards was the founding editor-in-chief of Human Reproduction in 1986. In 2010, Edwards was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for the development of in vitro fertilization".

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Born
Sep 27, 1925
Batley
Also known as
  • Robert Geoffrey Edwards
Spouses
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Bangor University
  • University of Edinburgh
Employment
  • University of Cambridge
    (1963 - )
Lived in
  • Leeds
  • Manchester
Died
Apr 10, 2013
England

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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