Clinical and community genetics services in the Dutch Caribbean
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The Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of six islands: Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius, and Saba. Because of their small size and relative remoteness, they face several economic and healthcare challenges, including limited access to genetics services. In this article, we provide an overview of the clinical and community genetics services that are available in the Dutch Caribbean. In particular, we describe our joint pediatric-genetics clinic with a visiting clinical geneticist that was established in 2011 to provide clinical genetics services for the pediatric population of the Dutch Caribbean.