Is pre-conception carrier testing better than newborn screening for early detection of NMD?

At the WMS 2021 virtual conference, two experts debated the implications of pre-conception carrier screening (PCS) and newborn screening (NBS) for neuromuscular disorders such as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Professor Yoram Nevo from the Institute of Neurology at Schneider Children's Medical Center in Israel, argued in favor of PCS, noting that: