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ASRM Mourns Loss of IVF Pioneer Sir Robert Edwards

April 10 , 2013
by: ASRM Office of Public Affairs
Published in ASRM Press Release

Statement attributable to Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD, President, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

“All of us in the American Society for Reproductive Medicine mourn the passing of Sir Robert Edwards.

Dr. Edwards was a great scientist whose stellar scientific work advanced our understanding of human reproduction, human embryonic stem cells, advanced pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and revolutionized the treatment of infertility. We extend our condolences to his family, and his many friends around the world.”


The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, founded in 1944, is an organization of more than 7,000 physicians, researchers, nurses, technicians and other professionals dedicated to advancing knowledge and expertise in reproductive biology.  Affiliated societies include the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, the Society of Reproductive Surgeons and the Society of Reproductive Biologists and Technologists.

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