Genomics Section

The Genomics Section is under the supervision of the Children with Special Health Needs Branch and oversees the following programs:

Genetics Program
Provides information and education about topics in genetics.

Hawaii Birth Defects Program
Provides statewide data on birth defects and adverse reproductive outcomes.

Newborn Hearing Screening Program
Assures statewide newborn hearing screening.

Newborn Metabolic Screening Program
Assures statewide newborn screening for 33 disorders which may have serious health or developmental problems if not identified and treated early.