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Editors' picks

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

Transposons As Tools for Functional Genomics in Vertebrate Models. [Trends Genet. 2017] PubMed

How type II CRISPR-Cas establish immunity through Cas1-Cas2-mediated spacer integration. [Nature. 2017] PubMed

The TREX1 Dinosaur Bites the Brain through the LINE. [Cell Stem Cell. 2017] PubMed

Making a virtue of necessity: the pleiotropic role of human endogenous retroviruses in cancer. [Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2017] PubMed

Retrotransposons Mimic Germ Plasm Determinants to Promote Transgenerational Inheritance. [Curr Biol. 2017] PubMed

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Marlene Belfort, University at Albany
Cédric Feschotte, Cornell University
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.