Republicans and Democrats agree on $1,200 checks, but there's 6 sticking points in the next coronavirus package

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Today in healthcare news: 6 key debates remain over the next stimulus bill, why Alexis Ohanian backed Ro in the early days, and the VC behind Moderna placed a huge bet on new tech for genes.

I’m your host of today’s Dispensed Daily, Blake Dodge, the healthcare team’s health-tech and testing reporter.

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck SchumerDrew Angerer/Getty ImagesHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are negotiating the terms of the next coronavirus stimulus with Republicans and the White House.

Here are the 6 biggest sticking points Democrats and Republicans need to resolve as they race to finish a coronavirus stimulus bill this week

Read the full story from Kimberly Leonard and Joseph Zeballos-Roig here>>

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The biotech venture giant behind Moderna just made an $US85 million bet on a startup that wants to create an alternative to gene editing and gene therapy

Read the full story from Andrew Dunn here>>

Why Alexis Ohanian decided to back Ro, a $US1.5 billion healthcare startup that got its start shipping Viagra to your door, when it had just a founding team and a pitch deck

Read the full story from Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer here>>

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