Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017: John Shine still loves laboratory discovery

John Shine’s historic medical research has improved the lives of millions of people over a long, successful career but the gene-cloning pioneer still gets a kick out of lab discoveries.

Awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia for his service to medical research, particularly in bio­pharmaceuticals and molecular biology, Professor Shine was among the first researchers, to clone the insulin gene and the human growth hormone.

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