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Editors' picks

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

Transposon insertional mutagenesis in mice identifies human breast cancer susceptibility genes and signatures for stratification. [Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Mar] PubMed

Tex19 paralogs are new members of the piRNA pathway controlling retrotransposon suppression. [J Cell Sci. 2017 Mar] PubMed

Reverse Transcription in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Long-Terminal Repeat Retrotransposon Ty3. [Viruses. 2017 Mar] PubMed

Convergence of retrotransposons in oomycetes and plants. [Mob DNA. 2017 Mar] PubMed

Co-chaperone Hsp70/Hsp90 organizing protein (Hop) is Required for Transposon Silencing and piRNA Biogenesis. [J Biol Chem. 2017 Feb] PubMed

Non-Homologous End-Joining with Minimal Sequence Loss Is Promoted by the Mre11-Rad50-Nbs1-Ctp1 Complex in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. [Genetics. 2017 Mar] PubMed

Retrotransposon activation contributes to neurodegeneration in a Drosophila TDP-43 model of ALS. [PLoS Genet. 2017 Mar] PubMed

Speciation network in Laurasiatheria: retrophylogenomic signals. [Genome Res. 2017 Mar] PubMed

A single-copy Sleeping Beauty transposon mutagenesis screen identifies new PTEN-cooperating tumor suppressor genes. [Nat Genet. 2017 Mar] 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.