Join Mobile DNA for the second annual Transposon Day (#transposonday2019), held June 16th to commemorate the birthday of Barbara McClintock. Visit our web page for a TE quiz, a podcast with Dr Haig Kazazian and TE resources such as lab directories, curated article collections, and more.
Transposon Day 2019
Call for Papers: Endogenous Retroviruses in Evolution and Disease
Repository for all published Review articles. Contributions from some of the leading researchers working with mobile DNA.
Mobile DNA Tools
Repository for all published articles on softwares, databases, and methodologies.
Endogenous Retroviruses in Evolution and Disease
Cross-journal series with Retrovirology. Edited by the Editors-in-Chief of Mobile DNA and Retrovirology.
Transposable Elements in Model Organisms (coming soon)
Edited by the Editors-in-Chief
Keystone Symposium: Mobile Genetic Elements and Genome Evolution
Edited by: Henry Levin, Parmit Singh
Mobile genetic elements in biotechnology
Edited by: Henry Levin, Thomas Eickbush, Marlene Belfort, Nancy Craig, Cedric Feschotte
Mobile introns review series
Edited by: Thomas Eickbush, Marlene Belfort, Nancy Craig, Daniel Voytas
The Editors-in-Chief of Mobile DNA welcome authors to send any pre-submission inquiries they might have to the Editorial Email address, which can be found here by clicking on "Contact Us" (upper left side of page). We ask that you please include “Pre-submission inquiry” in the subject line of your email and that you include the title and abstract of your proposed submission within the message. Our Editors will do their best to respond to you in a timely manner.
Highlights from recent literature on mobile elements, selected by the Editors-in-Chief.
Transposon-encoded CRISPR-Cas systems direct RNA-guided DNA integration [Nature. 2019] PubMed
Giant Transposons in Eukaryotes: Is Bigger Better? [Genome Biol Evol. 2019] PubMed
SIRT7 mediates L1 elements transcriptional repression and their association with the nuclear lamina [Nucleic Acids Res. 2019] PubMed
Trapping a somatic endogenous retrovirus into a germline piRNA cluster immunizes the germline against further invasion [Genome Biol. 2019] PubMed
LINE-1 Evasion of Epigenetic Repression in Humans [Genome Biol. 2019] PubMed
View all editors' picks
Marlene Belfort, University at Albany
Cédric Feschotte, Cornell University
Haig Kazazian, Johns Hopkins University
Henry Levin, NIH
In spring of 2019, we welcomed our new Associate Editors:
Irina Arkhipova, University of Chicago
Orsolya Barabas, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
Adam Ewing, Mater Research Institute-University of Queensland
Clément Gilbert, Université de Poitiers
Molly G Hammell, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Damon R Lisch, Purdue University
Joe Peters, Cornell University
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.
Updated monthly, check out the newest published research on transposable elements in the TE Digest on Alexander Suh of Uppsala University's Genomicrocosm page here.
Mobile Genetic Elements Conference - August 29-31, 2019 - Woods Hole, MA (USA)
3rd International Workshop on Human Endogenous Retroviruses & Diseases - November 5-6, 2019 - Lyon, France
Annual Journal Metrics
37 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
34 days to first decision for all manuscripts
88 days from submission to acceptance
12 days from acceptance to publication
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