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Classic Lasker

Nov 11, 2022

In vitro fertilization has become fairly common, but have you ever stopped to think about the fundamental research that was required to make it possible? Just figuring out how to properly fertilize the eggs in a petri dish took five years. Listen in as 2001 Lasker Laureate Robert G. Edwards tells the story of how he met Patrick Steptoe, his essential collaborator in making IVF a reality, shares the ethical dilemmas they faced, and reflects on the legacy of their decisions.

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