Medicine: That Baby Again

More on the test-tube birth

After the birth of the world's first test-tube baby in Britain last July 25, little Louise Brown's scientific godfathers, Gynecologist Patrick Steptoe and Physiologist Robert Edwards, were sharply criticized by some American colleagues for failing to reveal all the details of their pioneering work. Last week Steptoe put the critics to rest. At a meeting in San Francisco of the American Fertility Society, the British researcher delivered an hour-long lecture on the birth of Baby Brown and other hitherto unpublicized facets of the British pair's research. The talk...

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