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Well the father of the test tube baby has won the Nobel Prize for medicine.
British professor Robert Edwards invaded in vitro fertilization.
A process in which doctors fertilize an -- outside the body that implant the embryo into the womb.
He actually develop that procedure with doctor Patrick Steptoe.
He died in 1988 and the Nobel Committee does not give out prizes posthumously.
So Edwards gets the entire one point five million dollar prize for what the committee calls a milestone in modern medicine.
Seems like this and -- -- easy you know you.
Hopefully before we do.
I didn't want fast.
And -- started with the Louise Brown on July 25 1978.
Her middle name joy summing up the feelings of couples around the world who suddenly had new hope of becoming -- We knew for the first time there's tons of medicine.
Have been to Cuba conception it's -- to -- But the you know and we would look at it in the cities and DC police and but the disorders in embryos but part of -- decent.
But not everyone celebrated the break through the Vatican still opposes IVF claiming it lets doctors play god.
And even some doctors say the technique should be off limits to certain women like the world's oldest mother who gave birth at seventy.
Two years later she's now dying.
And remember off -- mom.
She used in vitro to give birth to -- hopeless even though she already had six children was out of work and go on welfare.
But despite the controversy one colleague calls Edwards and -- -- invention a fantastic achievement.
Through their work has managed to change the face.
And also many different aspects of -- -- And today the very first test tube baby is a mom herself.
The -- brown says she conceived her -- the old -- way.
Members of the Nobel Committee say research has shown test tube babies are just as healthy as any other child.
It in a recent study the IVF kids actually did better on a standardized tests -- their classmates.
By the way no word on why the Nobel Committee is honoring Edwards now after all these years.
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