Use of genomics hasn’t yet reached its full potential, a frustration former President Barack Obama blames on the lumbering US health-care system

Obama said he became deeply interested in the burgeoning field when he was president.

“I’ve been frustrated by the fact that we’re still not maximizing even the data we currently have: Obama

A non-employer based, single-payer health-care system offers a “smarter” approach than the sprawling US system, he said.

Creating bigger datasets would allow scientists to make more connections between different genetic sequences and diseases

Obama blames the slow progress on the US health-care system

One unified body makes reform much easier than having to contend with so many players and “power dispersed everywhere.”

When the first sketches of the human genome were published in the early 2000s, scientists were hopeful they would usher in a new era of medicine