Happy birthday, Joy Louise Brown!

by Liza on Jul. 25th, 2006

Joy Louise Brown, the world's first "test tube baby," was born on July 25, 1978, in Oldham, England. Doctors Edwards and Steptoe developed the in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique to help otherwise infertile couples. By Brown's 21st birthday, more than 300,000 babies had been born throughout the world because of IVF.

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