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dc.creatorJiang, Lijingen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-10T14:06:15Z
dc.date.available2012-05-10T14:06:15Z
dc.date.created2011-03-10en_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-10
dc.identifier.otherembryo:128361en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/2083
dc.description.abstractRobert Geoffrey Edwards, a British developmental biologist at University of Cambridge, began exploring human in vitro fertilization (IVF) as a way to treat infertility in 1960. After successfully overcoming the problem of making mammalian oocytes mature in vitro in 1965, Edwards began to experiment with fertilizing matured eggs in vitro. Collaborating with other researchers, Edwards eventually fertilized a human egg in vitro in 1969. This was a huge step towards establishing human IVF as a viable fertility treatment. During the four years in which Edwards experimented with IVF, he experienced many setbacks. These failures in fertilizing oocytes in vitro, however, contributed to the understanding of how fertilization did or did not happen, which was sometimes different from established dogmas. Edwards also collaborated with gynecologist and surgeon Patrick Christopher Steptoe to study sperm capacitation, which became the overture that heralded a series of successes for the team, culminating in the generation of the first test-tube baby Louise Joy Brown in 1978.en_US
dc.format.mediumtext/xhtmlen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rights© Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectExperimenten_US
dc.subject.lcshEdwards, R. G. (Robert Geoffrey), 1925-en_US
dc.subject.meshFertilization in Vitroen_US
dc.titleRobert Geoffrey Edwards's Study of Fertilization of Human Oocytes Matured in vitro, 1965 to 1969en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
dc.subject.embryoExperimentsen_US
dc.subject.embryoReproductionen_US
dc.subject.tagFertilizationen_US
dc.subject.tagOocytesen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2011-03-10


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