Updated Trends: Robert G. Edwards Of Britain Wins Nobel Prize For Pioneering IVF
Robert G. Edwards of Britain has won the Nobel Prize in the field of Medicine. Edwards made a breaktrough in pioneering and developing in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Through in-vitro fertilization, childless couples are helped to have children by under going a special process. This treatment has indeed helped many in the world to have a happy family.
The treatment has helped deal with the long prone condition of infertility among couples, which has affected millions of people on the planet, and in a report it is known that around 10% of married couples are suffering from infertility. Edwards took the initiative to get rid of this condition, and thus he began his study in the year 1950.
Along with Patrick Steptoe, Robert developed a technique of fertilizing an egg cells outside the human body and then placing them in the womb, and thus fertilizing the human being. On the 25th July, 1978, Louise Brown became the first person in the world to be born through the IVF procedure.