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Separating Nature From Nurture

Scientists for the first time have used babies conceived through in vitro fertilization to try to tease out the effects of prenatal exposures and genetic factors - in this case whether women who smoke increase the risk that their babies will have behavioral problems.


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In Vitro Fertilization Offers New Lab for Studies
Article | In addition to helping thousands of infertile couples have children, "test tube" babies are offering scientists a novel laboratory for resolving one of the most vexing debates in science: nature vs. nurture.
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Robert Edwards wins 2010 Nobel prize in medicine for in-vitro fertizilation
Article | Robert G. Edwards's breakthrough development of in vitro fertilization, which led to the birth of the first "test-tube baby," Louise Brown, in 1978, gave humanity the power to do what previously was considered the province of God: create and manipulate human life.

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