BC on Autism Episode 15: RNA Quackery: Shaken, Not Stirred
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running time = 7m 11sec or so.
Why the blazes would you ever want to put a mole of nucleotides or oligonucleotides into your mouth? Very simple: because you've been told it'll cure autism, that's why. It'll also cure heavy wallet syndrome, and who really wants a big old lump in your back pocket making the derrier look all lopsided and such? Just a quick look at pH and RNase-induced transesterification. Remember, you have a filthy mouth, whether you swear like Cartman or not.
For the RNAphiles, I'm not even getting into depurination or anything. Just the basics.