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Editors' picks

Highlights from recent literature on mobile elements, selected by the Editors-in-Chief.

Drug resistant integrase mutants cause aberrant HIV integrations. [Retrovirology. Sep 2016] PubMed

Chromatin-modifying genetic interventions suppress age-associated transposable element activation and extend life span in Drosophila. [Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Oct 2016] PubMed

Convergent evolution of tRNA gene targeting preferences in compact genomes. [Mob DNA. Aug 2016] PubMed

Protecting genome integrity during CRISPR immune adaptation. [Nat Struct Mol Biol. Oct 2016] PubMed

Sequence Assembly of Yarrowia lipolytica Strain W29/CLIB89 Shows Transposable Element Diversity. [PLoS One. Sep 2016] PubMed

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Marlene Belfort, University at Albany
Cédric Feschotte, University of Utah
Haig Kazazian, Johns Hopkins University
Henry Levin, NIH

Aims and scope

Mobile DNA is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles providing novel insights into DNA rearrangements in all organisms, ranging from transposition and other types of recombination mechanisms to patterns and processes of mobile element and host genome evolution. In addition, the journal will consider articles on the utility of mobile genetic elements in biotechnological methods and protocols.

Rapid peer review

Our Editors-in-Chief maintain an average time from submission to a first decision of 21 days.

Forthcoming meetings

Transposable elements - Nov 2-5, 2016 - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, USA

FASEB: Mobile DNA in Mammalian Genomes - Jun 18-23, 2017 - Big Sky, MT, USA

EMBO: The Mobile Genome - Sep 2017 

Transposition and genome Engineering - Nov 2017