CNN's Elizabeth Landau says that "as technology improves and researchers explore new implications of the human genome," medicine continues to advance "beyond race." But while the emergence of personalized medicine may make treatment more about a person's As, Ts, Cs, and Gs more than the ethnic group he or she identifies with, "doctors say a patient's culture — the collection of norms, goals, attitudes, values and beliefs — will always be important to health care, no matter how sophisticated genetic technology gets," she adds.

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