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Editors' picks

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

Mobile DNA in Health and Disease. [N Engl J Med. 2017 July] PubMed

Systematic identification and characterization of regulatory elements derived from human endogenous retroviruses. [PLoS Genet. 2017 July] PubMed

Comprehensive arrayed transposon mutant library of Klebsiella pneumoniae outbreak strain KPNIH1. [J Bacteriol. 2017 July] PubMed

Discovery of rare, diagnostic AluYb8/9 elements in diverse human populations. [Mob DNA. 2017 July] PubMed

Recruitment of CRISPR-Cas systems by Tn7-like transposons. [Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2017 Aug] 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.