1. Research

    Somatic retrotransposition is infrequent in glioblastomas

    Pragathi Achanta, Jared P. Steranka, Zuojian Tang, Nemanja Rodić, Reema Sharma, Wan Rou Yang, Sisi Ma, Mark Grivainis, Cheng Ran Lisa Huang, Anna M. Schneider, Gary L. Gallia, Gregory J. Riggins, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, David Fenyö, Jef D. Boeke and Kathleen H. Burns

    Published on: 11 November 2016

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Editors' picks

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

Close ecological relationship among species facilitated horizontal transfer of retrotransposons. [BMC Evol Biol. Oct 2016] PubMed

In vivo continuous evolution of genes and pathways in yeast. [Nat Commun. Oct 2016] PubMed

Mechanism for DNA transposons to generate introns on genomic scales. [Nature. Oct 2016] PubMed

The Functionality of Minimal PiggyBac Transposons in Mammalian Cells. [Mol Ther Nucleic Acids. Oct 2016] PubMed

Autonomous replication of the conjugative transposon Tn916. [J Bacteriol. Oct 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

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

EMBO | EMBL Symposium: The Mobile Genome: Genetic and Physiological Impacts of Transposable Elements - Oct 11-14, 2017 - Heidelberg, Germany

Transposition and Genome Engineering - Nov 2017