With some more computing power
there are applications that allow people who are interested in certain subjects to donate a portion of their home computers processing power.
this would spawn interest in biology which would lead to more
funding for biology.
taking it out of the petri dish and putting it on someones desktop so that they can watch it grow.
you never know this might even advance into a way to detect failures in GM plants and to ensure the safety of GM BT etc..
something I used to think about was a program that would start with a basic single cell animal and allow it to develop into
a multi cell animal to see what it would become , in different environments.
you might even end up with a dinosaur , of course you would need a huge amount of processing capability.
and the energy to process that data would be enormous , but theres always solar and wind!!
two of our really smart accomplishments that belong on the side of the effort that tries to overcome the contrary.
so there , write the book.