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Test tube baby scientist dies

British scientist Sir Robert Edwards, who pioneered the development of 'test tube babies', has died after a long illness, Cambridge University said.

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Sir Robert's research had 'immense' global impact

Cambridge University has paid tribute to Professor Sir Robert Edwards, saying "his work has had an immense impact throughout the world". Credit: S&G Barratts/EMPICS Archive
Professor Edwards - seen addressing the press the day the first test tube baby was born, on July 26 1978 - died peacefully in his sleep. Credit: PA Archive
Sir Robert celebrated the 20th year of the treatment in 1998. Cambridge said he will be greatly missed by family, friends and colleagues. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive

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