Barbara McClintock, widely recognized as the founder of transposable elements research, was born June 16, 1902. That is why we have designated this day as Transposon Day: to honor her legacy and draw attention to the important research that has, and is, continuing to change the way researchers think about evolution, disease, and genomics.
We encourage the TE community to share your thoughts about how McClintock's research influenced your own on Twitter, using the hashtag #transposonday2018. We also invite you to see how much you know about McClintock by taking our quiz. Lastly, we've included a selection of articles from the Mobile DNA journal--the flagship journal of all TE research--that highlight some of the advances in the field over the years. Happy Inaugural Transposon Day!