Community genetics in the Netherlands

Leo P. Ten Kate

in Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century

Published in print September 2000 | ISBN: 9780195128307
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864485 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics

Community genetics in the Netherlands

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This chapter reviews the current situation in the Netherlands, starting with some background information on health insurance schemes, followed by a description of clinical genetics services, and a survey of community genetics services. It then considers the prevailing climate of fear and uneasiness regarding genetics in Dutch society at large and among politicians in particular. Finally, the chapter describes the activities of a small band of people who are trying to get community genetics “on the agenda”.

Keywords: health insurance; public health; clincal genetics services; commuity genetics services

Chapter.  3592 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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