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British "test tube baby" pioneer Robert Edwards dies

His work has given millions the chance to realize their dreams of becoming parents. Robert Edwards, the British scientist known as the father of IVF, for his pioneering work developing "test tube babies" died on Wednesday at age 87. Seen here with Louise Brown, the first test tube baby, the technique Edwards and his colleague developed has been used to create more than 5 million babies. The Nobel prize winner was a father of five, and grandfather of daughters, and 11 grandchildren, said he was motivated in his work by a desire to help families.

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