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Father of in vitro fertilization Robert Edwards dies at 87

By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 10:16 EDT
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A handout picture taken on July 12, 2008 shows the world's first IVF baby Louise Brown with IVF pioneer Professor Robert Edwards in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, eastern England. (AFP)
 
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Robert Edwards, the British scientist awarded a Nobel prize for his pioneering work in developing in vitro fertilisation (IVF), died on Monday aged 87, his university announced.

“It is with deep sadness that the family announces that Professor Sir Robert Edwards, Nobel prizewinner, scientist and co-pioneer of IVF, passed away peacefully in his sleep on 10th April 2013 after a long illness,” the University of Cambridge said in a statement.

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