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British "test tube baby" pioneer Robert Edwards dies

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Professor Robert Edwards smiles as he addresses the media during 25th anniversary celebrations of the revolutionary fertility treatment ' In Vitro Fertilization' ( IVF) at Bourne Hall in Cambridgeshire in this July 26, 2003 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer

Professor Robert Edwards smiles as he addresses the media during 25th anniversary celebrations of the revolutionary fertility treatment ' In Vitro Fertilization' ( IVF) at Bourne Hall in Cambridgeshire in this July 26, 2003 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer
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The world's first 'test tube baby' Britain's Louise Brown (R) listens as Professor Robert Edwards addresses the media during 25th anniversary celebrations of the revolutionary fertility treatment ' In Vitro Fertilization' ( IVF) at Bourne Hall in Cambridgeshire in this July 26, 2003 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

The world's first 'test tube baby' Britain's Louise Brown (R) listens as Professor Robert Edwards addresses the media during 25th anniversary celebrations of the revolutionary fertility treatment ' In Vitro Fertilization' ( IVF) at Bourne Hall in Cambridgeshire in this July 26, 2003 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer/Files
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A picture of Robert Edwards of Britain is projected behind Christer Hoog of the Karolinska Institute as the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology is announced in Stockholm October 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Gow/Scanpix

A picture of Robert Edwards of Britain is projected behind Christer Hoog of the Karolinska Institute as the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology is announced in Stockholm October 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Gow/Scanpix
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