[QODLink]
Europe

Test tube baby pioneer dies

Robert Edwards is considered the father of the technique which has helped five million babies to be born.

Last Modified: 11 Apr 2013 03:15
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

The man known as one of the fathers of in-vitro fertilisation, Robert Edwards, has died.

Millions of babies have been born using the technique he pioneered back in the 1960s and '70s. But his groundbreaking work has not been without its critics.

Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond has more.

48

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Featured on Al Jazeera
Your chance to be an investigative journalist in Al Jazeera’s new interactive game.
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Featured
Despite 14-year struggle for a new mosque in the second-largest city, new roadblocks are erected at every turn.
Authorities and demonstrators have shown no inclination to yield despite growing economic damage and protest pressure.
Lebanese-born Rula Ghani may take cues from the modernising Queen Soraya, but she'll have to proceed with caution.
One of the world's last hunter-gatherer tribes has been forced from the forest it called home by a major dam project.
Chinese authorities scramble to cut off information on Hong Kong protests from reaching the mainland.