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Editors' picks

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

Retroviral intasomes arising. [Curr Opin Struct Biol. 2017 Apr] PubMed

Piwi Is Required during Drosophila Embryogenesis to License Dual-Strand piRNA Clusters for Transposon Repression in Adult Ovaries. [Mol Cell. 2017 Apr] PubMed

Evolutionary history of LTR-retrotransposons among 20 Drosophila species. [Mob DNA. 2017 Apr] PubMed

Structural variants caused by Alu insertions are associated with risks for many human diseases. [Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 May] PubMed

Casposons: mobile genetic elements that gave rise to the CRISPR-Cas adaptation machinery. [Curr Opin Microbiol. 2017 May] 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.