IVF — 6 Million Babies Later (Jul 2018)

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Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London
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0870 870 4868

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
5th July to 25th November 2018
During school term: 10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Sun) – During half-term holidays: 10 AM to 7 PM (Mon-Sun) – During Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays: 10 AM to 6.30 PM (Mon-Sun); Last entry 45 mins before closing
Tickets & Cost:
Free. See sciencemuseum.org.uk

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This free exhibition will tell the extraordinary story of IVF (in vitro fertilisation) — how it managed to overcome the scientific challenges and early opposition to create the six millionth baby today.

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the world's first IVF baby — Louise Brown on the 25th July 1978 — and before that Robert Edwards, Patrick Steptoe and Jean Purdy faced ten years of testing, hundreds of failed attempts, and numerous setbacks in their quest to treat infertility.

The exhibition will tell their story and look into the future of fertility intervention.

 

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