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Anne McLaren

Dame Anne Laura Dorinthea McLaren (1927 – 2007)

Anne McLaren made significant contributions to the field of developmental biology. She studied biology at Oxford University and received a PhD in animal genetics from the University of Edinburgh

McLaren's research focused on the development of embryos and the role of genetics in development. She made important discoveries about DNA's role in embryonic cell differentiation and development, which led to the development of in vitro fertilization (IVF)

She was also involved in public outreach and education and received many awards and honours throughout her career, such as the Royal Society's Royal Medal in 1987 and the Lasker Award in 2002.

McLaren passed away, following a car accident, in 2007 at the age of 80, but her work has had a lasting impact on developmental biology and our understanding of genetics.

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Anne McLaren

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