"'Noli timere', Seamus Heaney texted to his wife in his last hours of life, ‘Have no fear’."
— Denis Sampson, on Seamus Heaney’s last words to his family, and to the world.
"The next four hours passed slowly, slowly, but when I did examine the final Oocyte I felt as much excitement as I had ever experienced in my life. Excitement beyond belief. A living, ripening, human egg, unbombarded by any hormones, beginning its programme just as the mouse eggs had done. There, in one egg, in the last of the group, lay the whole secret of the human program."
— We celebrate the life of Sir Robert Edwards, IVF pioneer, with this special tribute issue from MHR: Basic Science of Human Reproductive Medicine. Robert was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2010, and was the founder of three of OUP’s journals, including MHR.