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Test-tube baby pioneer dies

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LONDON - British scientist Robert Edwards, who was awarded a Nobel prize for his pioneering work in developing in vitro fertilisation (IVF), died on Wednesday aged 87, his university announced. 

A handout picture taken on July 12, 2008, shows British scientist Professor Robert Edwards, left, posing for pictures with the world's first IVF baby Louise Brown, second right, her son Cameron, right, and her mother Lesley Brown, second left, during a celebration ahead of Louise's 30th birthday at Bourn Hall Clinic. (AFP Photo)

"It is with deep sadness that the family announces that Professor Sir Robert Edwards, Nobel prizewinner, scientist and co-pioneer of IVF, passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 10, 2013 after a long illness," the University of Cambridge said in a statement. 

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