I am a geneticist planning to breed a flock of modified rabbits that will serve as a food source if I survive the apocalypse. What genes will I need to insert into the little fellas to give them the best chance of being virtually bulletproof?
I recommend inserting all the genes you can get from the microbe Deinococcus radiodurans.
Deinococcus radiodurans is the toughest organism known.
Characteristics of this remarkable microbe include extreme resistance to: 1. Dehydration; 2. Ionizing radiation; 3. Ultraviolet radiation; 4. Oxidative damage, and 5. Genotoxic chemicals. In short, radiodurans is one bad-ass bug. And you, my geneticist friend, have the power to make a brand new species of bad-ass bunnies.
The only problem, if everything else goes to plan, will be acquiring the necessary firepower to actually kill the little bastards.
You may want to invest in a cannon.