85-year-old University of Cambridge professor Robert Edwards has won the Nobel Prize for inventing in-vitro fertilization. Edwards started developing the technique, which has led to the birth of approximately 4 million people, in the 1950s.
I can't help seeing this as four million opportunities lost for children already born and languishing in child welfare systems and orphanages worldwide to be adopted or placed in good foster homes.
I'm aware that adoption can be expensive and complex, but would that be the case if it hadn't been all but abandoned in favor of having "my ooooowwwwwnnnn!!!" at all costs?