More applications of genetics and genomics are finding their way into the daily practice of first-line healthcare. In many cases, these professionals admit knowing very little about the latest developments in genomics and not having the skills to use these newest applications. The CSG Centre for Society and the Life Sciences (CSG) launched the website 'Huisarts en Genetica' (GP and Genetics) to support the doctors on their genetics related questions.
Dutch GP's can use this website to find answers to questions on genetics quickly and easily. This website contains information for general practitioners on cancer and heredity. Studies have shown that general practitioners consider answering questions from their patients on this subject as an important task, but do not feel themselves well equipped to do so.
The website is a result from the CSG research project of Isa Houwink and Martina Cornel (VUmc).