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Genetics and Public Health in the 21st CenturyUsing Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease$
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Muin J. Khoury, Wylie Burke, and Elizabeth Thomson

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780195128307

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.001.0001

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Community genetics in the Netherlands

Community genetics in the Netherlands

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(p.291) 16 Community genetics in the Netherlands
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Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century
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Leo P. Ten Kate

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.003.0016

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

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