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Editors' picks

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

A hot L1 retrotransposon evades somatic repression and initiates human colorectal cancer. [Genome Res. June 2016] PubMed


Experimental single-strain mobilomics reveals events that shape pathogen emergence. [Nucleic Acids Res. July 2016] PubMed


Nuclear Noncoding RNAs and Genome Stability. [Mol Cell. July 2016] PubMed


Group II Intron Self-Splicing. [Annu Rev Biophys. July 2016] PubMed


The mechanism of ϕC31 integrase directionality: experimental analysis and computational modelling. [Nucleic Acids Res. July 2016] PubMed


CTRL+INSERT: retrotransposons and their contribution to regulation and innovation of the transcriptome. [EMBO Rep. July 2016] PubMed


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