Colleagues hail Nobel Prize winner

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The Cambridgeshire-based scientist Robert Edwards, the man who devised the fertility treatment, in vitro fertilisation (IVF), has been awarded this year's Nobel prize for medicine.

His efforts in the 1950s, 60s and 70s led to the birth of the world's first so-called test tube baby in July 1978.

Read more: Nobel win for British IVF pioneer

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