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Editors' picks

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

TnseqDiff: identification of conditionally essential genes in transposon sequencing studies. [BMC Bioinformatics. 2017 July] PubMed

Fusion of a superfamily 1 helicase and an inactivated DNA polymerase is a signature of common evolutionary history of Polintons, polinton-like viruses, Tlr1 transposons and transpovirons. [Virus Evol. 2016 June] PubMed

Structures of the CRISPR genome integration complex. [Science. 2017 July] PubMed

Resolving the prevalence of somatic transposition in Drosophila. [Elife. 2017 July] PubMed

Drosophila: Retrotransposons Making up Telomeres. [Viruses. 2017 July] 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.