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First Test Tube Baby Turns 25

From the wonders of medical science file:

In a scene once unimaginable, 1,000 test tube children met on Saturday to celebrate the 25th birthday of the worlds first IVF baby and the anniversary of the revolutionary fertility treatment.

Since Louise Brown was born on July 25, 1978, more than a million babies worldwide have been conceived through in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

One thousand balloons were released into the sky over the Bourn Hall Clinic in rural eastern England as IVF children and their parents sang Happy Birthday, chatted or danced on the sprawling lawns. Professor Bob Edwards, who pioneered the technique, described the day as a celebration of success.

Read the full MSNBC story


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You're gonna make it, Kevin! One more!




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