Dr. Merlin G. Butler M.D., PH.D.
Geneticist | Clinical Genetics (M.D.)Department Of Psychiatry Kansas U Med Ctr 3901 Rainbow Blvd. , Kansas City KS, 66160
Dr. Merlin Butler practices Genetic Medicine in Kansas City, KS. As a geneticist, Dr. Butler performs experiments and analyzes data to interpret the inheritance of different traits in patients. A geneticist evaluates, diagnoses, and manages patients with hereditary conditions or congenital malformations, genetic risk calculations, and mutation analysis. Dr. Butler carries out studies, tests, and counsels patients with genetic diseases.
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- Drowning as a cause of death in Angelman syndrome.
- Oculoauriculofrontonasal syndrome (OAFNS) in a nine-month-old male.
- Newborn with anophthalmia and features of Fryns syndrome.
- 45,X/46,XY mosaicism and fragile X syndrome.
- Imprinting disorders: non-Mendelian mechanisms affecting growth.
- Coenzyme Q10 levels in Prader-Willi syndrome: comparison with obese and non-obese subjects.
- Behavioral differences among subjects with Prader-Willi syndrome and type I or type II deletion and maternal disomy.
- Eye abnormalities in Fryns syndrome.
- Marshall-Smith syndrome: Follow-up report of a four and a half year old male.
- Plasma peptide YY and ghrelin levels in infants and children with Prader-Willi syndrome.
- Microarray analysis of gene/transcript expression in Angelman syndrome: deletion versus UPD.
- Do known mutations in neuroligin genes (NLGN3 and NLGN4) cause autism?
- Ghrelin, peptide YY and their receptors: gene expression in brain from subjects with and without Prader-Willi syndrome.
- Prader-Willi syndrome: clinical genetics, cytogenetics and molecular biology.
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- The Function and Structure of DNA
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- Adalia Rose
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