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Louise Brown's Birthday - 25 Years of Assisted Reproduction

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Louise Brown's Birthday - 25 Years of Assisted Reproduction

Louise Brown's Birthday - 25 Years of Assisted Reproduction

Louise Brown's Birthday - 25 Years of Assisted Reproduction

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Louise Brown turns 25 this week. She was the first person in the world to be born as the result of in vitro fertilization — the first "test tube baby." Join us as we look back at the birth of Louise Brown and at how that event changed the field of reproductive medicine.

Guests:

George Annas
*Edward R. Utley Professor
*Chair, Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health
*Professor, School of Medicine and School of Law, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Marcelle Cedars, M.D.
*Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Robin Marantz Henig
*Author, Pandora's Baby: How the First Test Tube Babies Sparked the Reproductive Revolution (Houghton Mifflin, in press), New York, New York

Howard Jones
*Co-founder of the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine
*Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia

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