Robert G. Edwards (1925–2013)

  title={Robert G. Edwards (1925–2013)},
  author={Susan J. Fisher and Linda C. Giudice},
  pages={825 - 825}
The work of a pioneer of in vitro fertilization led to the first "test-tube baby" and changed the field of human reproductive biology. Robert G. Edwards, who with his colleagues Patrick Steptoe and Jean Purdy enabled the birth of the first "test tube" baby, died on 10 April at his home near Cambridge University in England. He was 87. In 2010, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the team's work, ushering in the era of in vitro fertilization (IVF), which allows infertile… 
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A small field for fertile science: the low visibility of reproductive science in high impact journals
Compared to other major scientific disciplines, the field of reproductive biology in general lacks journals with impact factors above 4.0 and primary original research articles on reproduction—irrespective of male or female search terms—do not appear often in high impact journals.