Commercial site for a practitioner offering "RNA derived therapeutics."
This is it, my heart can't take any more of this talk about RNA curing Autism. No amount of ribobabies could get me to do any more. So here's the last bit I have to say about it. If you buy it and drink it, well, it's on you. But please, spare the kids.
I simply had to go to the source of information about RNA drops curing autism and boy, oh boy. A feller could have an entire blogging career taking these sales pamphlets / presentations / mockery of science apart, piece by piece. btw, I guess last week's injesting/ingesting/in-jesting fun was either too low-brow or too brief. Come on and give me some affirmation love. Maybe more voice-over video fun is the ticket, but it'll have to wait until this RNA drop series is done.
Two different short bits dealing with RNA and autism. One funny and tasty, the other dealing with an ill-informed (euphemism) money hound. In part 2, the individual actually uses the recent awarding of the Nobel Prize for the discovery of RNAi to help drum up some dollars for the Drinkee Drinkee Cure Autism RNA lady.
Q: Why would anyone want to get the RNA out of yeast so they can ingest it? A: I don't know, but I know it won't cure Autism. Here's how to do it...
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.
So EDTA is dangerous. How about selling something a little less powerful but with all the magic still intact. Yes (they must have thought) lets sell them ... RNA! Yes, Ribonucleic acid polymers. What the hell???????? I'm guessing that the idea stems from the fact that RNA aptamers have been shown to bind to various compounds. Or is it that nucleotide triphosphates bind to certain divalent cations? In any case whether RNA can act as a chelator or not is not important. Why? Because RNA is unstable. Let me repeat. RNA is unstable. Not only is the environment FULL of RNAses (that is enzymes that destroy RNA), but RNA can self hydrolyse at room temperature.
So there you have it. We are all oozing RNAse, the enzyme that degrades RNA. Stick RNA in your kid's mouth and it'll be gone - digested by the RNAse found in human saliva. And there's a whole lot more RNAse in your stomach - I promise you that no RNA will ever reach your intestines (where all the nutrient absorption takes place). Even touching the dripper in your RNA bottle with your bare hands is enough to degrade all the RNA inside the vial in minutes. The fact that your body is full of RNAse is not surprising as our bodily secretions help protect us from many viruses that have RNA genomes.
The material attempts to impress the reader by discussing: 1. the importance and biological roles of RNA; and 2. current research efforts at designing therapeutic forms of RNA. But this has nothing to do with the products being sold.
Dr. Amy Yasko of the Neurological Research Institute talks about the value of genetic testing for personalized nutritional supplementation and RNA-based supplementation
Dr. Amy Yasko talks about genetic testing for personalized nutritional supplementation and RNA-based supplementation.
Amy Yasko was kind enough to leave a comment on an old post where I brought up the autism-answers website and some of her rather dubious products... Maybe the next time you stop by, that is if you are able to donate some of your precious time, you can tell us more about the way yeast nucleotides you sell as $100/oz RNA drops do anything for autistic children.
Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is a nucleic acid polymer consisting of nucleotide monomers. RNA nucleotides contain ribose rings and uracil unlike deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), which contains deoxyribose and thymine. It is transcribed (synthesized) from DNA by enzymes called RNA polymerases and further processed by other enzymes. RNA serves as the template for translation of genes into proteins, transferring amino acids to the ribosome to form proteins, and also translating the transcript into proteins.
This list is for parents or family members of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder who are following or interested in learning more about Dr. Amy Yasko's protocol.
Back to Autism Answers dotcom. Let's see how many answers we can find on that site. Right away on the home page we find "Educational Starter Packets (ESP)" Excellent! They must have read my mind. The starter pack consists of a book and several of Amy Yasko's DVD's. Kind of looks like a clever way to get me, the customer, to buy promotional materials that will help me understand the supplements and other products only available from Dr. Amy Yasko and associates. Hmm..