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How are universities ranked? Well, it depends on who is doing the ranking. Leiden University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Times Higher Education Supplement, and U.S. News & World Report all have different ways to come up with their rankings — and none of their methods keep all of the critics happy.

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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.