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100 Years Of Innovation: IVF

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IVF is a remarkable innovation, for the simple reason that without it, we wouldn’t have Louise Brown.

Brown, the first ever test tube baby, was grown in a glass jar at Cambridge University for her loving parents, was born in 1978 and ultimately led to a Nobel prize for IVF pioneer Robert Edwards.

From humble beginnings in a glass jar, the revolution in baby making now sees 900 women a year being treated at the first ever IVF clinic at Bourn Hall in Cambridge.

To date more than 10,000 bundles of joy, and if we're honest, tears, love and frustration, have been born since the birth of Louise Brown and there are now four million IVF babies worldwide.

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