Commenting on the news that Professor Robert Edwards has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2010, Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts said:
"I am delighted to congratulate Robert Edwards on this outstanding achievement. This is a proud day for Professor Edwards and for the whole country.
" His achievements in IVF research have brought hope and happiness to millions of families around the world. The transition of IVF from experiment to practical medicine represents a major milestone in modern medicine, bringing tangible benefits to people's lives.
" This prize demonstrates the immense contribution UK researchers bring to science and should act as an inspiration to the next generation of scientists, who can help to secure our world lead in science and technology."
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