Robert G. Edwards Nobel Prize 2010?
The Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded this year to Robert G. Edwards, an English biologist who developed the in vitro fertilization procedure for treating human infertility.
His work has led to the birth of about four million babies. The 2010 Nobel Prize is worth 10 million Swedish kronor (about $1.5 million).
IVF has been shown to be safe and effective, with 20-30 per cent of fertilised eggs leading to the birth of children without any distinguishing long-term health problems.
In what year did Robert G. Edwards came up with the IVF technique and why is he being recognized just now?