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The posts below are not meant to be recommendations or a substitute for professional advice and services rendered by qualified doctors, allied medical personnel, and other professional services. The responsibility for any use of this information, or for proper medical treatment, rests with you.

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Jul 11, 2023, 1:32 PM
Dr. Fran Kendall is the Founder of VMP Genetics. As a geneticist, she has supported genetic patients for the last three decades. She authored Shades of Grief, a book that highlights her walk through grief over personal struggles and her professional work as a geneticist.
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Sep 19, 2022, 1:32 PM
Updates on several topics that I felt would be useful or of interest to the EDS community
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Oct 12, 2020, 11:26 AM
Dr Fran Kendall of VMP Genetics is published in the online October version of Movement Disorders Clinical Practice.
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Jul 25, 2020, 12:00 PM
Podcast by Dr. Mark Korson during MitoAction's first International Metabolic Conference.
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Mar 27, 2020, 8:35 AM
The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation hosts a webinar with 4 renown mitochondrial disease experts (Dr Fran Kendall being one of them) to answer your questions about the coronavirus.
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Apr 5, 2019, 5:39 PM
MItoAction podcast - Direct to Consumer (DTC) genetic testing strengths and limitations. Includes discussion of interesting studies and data surrounding the accuracy of the variants identified in DTC testing.
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Feb 9, 2018, 5:30 PM
MItoAction podcast - Clinical red flags that suggest an alternative diagnosis should be considered and tools utilized to reanalyze patients classified with mitochondrial disease.
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Aug 7, 2017, 1:32 PM
Not all cars, houses, plumbers, electricians - OR doctors- are the same. An M.D. seeing an occasional rare disease case vs. specializing in the diagnosis and management of mitochondrial or other rare disorders brings two very different skill sets to the examination table. There is tremendous value in knowledge and experience and that a second opinion consultation may bring you the answers you have been searching for.