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After nine years of trying, Lesley and John Brown, of Manchester, England, finally have a baby, a 5-lb.12-oz. girl they name Louise. It’s very big news, and not just for the Browns, because Louise is the first human baby conceived through in vitro fertilization, or IVF, a revolutionary process where the woman’s egg is fertilized outside the body. Although the media dubs her a “test tube baby,” Louise’s life actually began inside a petri dish in the laboratory of Robert Edwards, a doctor who himself had experienced a long string of failures. She will be the first of almost 5 million IVF babies. Read more