Bridging gaps in transposable element research with single-molecule and single-cell technologies

Claudia Kutter, Patric Jern, Alexander Suh

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More than half of the genomic landscape in humans and many other organisms is composed of repetitive DNA, which mostly derives from transposable elements (TEs) and viruses. Recent technological advances permit improved assessment of the repetitive content across genomes and newly developed molecular assays have revealed important roles of TEs and viruses in host genome evolution and organization. To update on our current understanding of TE biology and to promote new interdisciplinary strategies for the TE research community, leading experts gathered for the 2nd Uppsala Transposon Symposium on October 4-5, 2018 in Uppsala, Sweden. Using cutting-edge single-molecule and single-cell approaches, research on TEs and other repeats has entered a new era in biological and biomedical research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number140
JournalMobile DNA
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2018


  • Centromeres
  • Endogenous viruses
  • Evolution
  • Long read-sequencing
  • Repetitive sequence
  • Satellites
  • Transposable elements

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