Google Doodle honours Dame Anne McLaren on what would have been her 94th birthday

British biologist helped establish human in vitro fertilisation (IVF)


Those browsing the Internet may have noticed today's microscopy-themed 'Google Doodle' in honour of British biologist Dame Anne McLaren, on what would have been her 94th birthday.

A leading figure in developmental biology, Dame Anne’s most notable work was helping to establish human in vitro fertilisation (IVF) – a major accomplishment enabling thousands of people across the world to fulfill their dream of having a child.

In 1991, she also became the first woman to hold office in The Royal Society – the world’s oldest scientific institution.

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