Houston IVF Congratulates Prof. Robert Edwards, Developer of IVF, on Winning the Nobel Prize
October 5, 2010
On behalf of our patients and the entire staff here at Houston IVF, it is a thrill to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Professor Robert Edwards for his receipt of the Nobel Prize.
The development of In Vitro Fertilization truly revolutionized infertility care and has helped over 4 million children come into this world. The 1978 birth of Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube” baby was controversial at the time, but now, In Vitro Fertilization is used to help over 1% of all babies born in the United States and many other countries abroad. This recognition will allow us to further develop our understanding of human reproduction and development, leading to further advances.
Professor Edwards and colleague Doctor Patrick Steptoe tackled not only formidable scientific obstacles in order to make this advance, but worked in the face of significant social & religious opposition as well. We are pleased the Nobel committee has chosen to recognize this very important work.
Below are several links pertaining to this accomplishment:
At Last, A Nobel Prize for the British Scientist Who Invented IVF
NPR Audio Segment
In Vitro Revelation
Elizabeth Comeau, first American IVF baby, Becomes a Mom
Dr. Robert Steptoe (Co-developer of IVF) Explains the first successful case