The world's largest rodent
The capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) is the world's largest rodent and arguably one of the most magnificent creatures roaming our planet. Other than being related to the house mouse (Mus musculus), a popular model organism in cancer research, its existence is not directly relevant to the research carried out at The Institute of Cancer Research. The emphasis is on "directly". Here you can learn about its indirect contributions to the live-saving work we do at the ICR.