Examining the Ethics Behind the Test Tube Baby Phenomenon

Monday, October 04, 2010

This year's Nobel Prize for Medicine has gone to Dr. Robert G. Edwards, an English biologist who co-developed in vitro fertilization, the revolutionary process that has allowed millions of infertile couples to have babies. It's been thirty-one years since the first test tube baby was born. We take a look at how the world has changed since then with Robin Marantz Henig, author of "Pandora's Baby: How the First Test Tube Babies Sparked the Reproductive Revolution."

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One of the developers of in vitro fertilization, or I.V.F. treatments, has been granted the Nobel Prize. Dr. Robert Edwards was a member of the team that implanted the first embryo carried to term using I.V.F. fertility treatments. His prize comes with controversy, as the Vatican has condemned the use of I.V.F. treatments. The fertility remedy is getting more popular than ever.

Oct. 08 2010 03:31 AM

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