In an article from SciTechDaily the author discusses a new gene that was recently discovered in COVID-19. A research team identified the gene ORF3d, which is an overlapping gene in SARS-Cov-2. This gene can encode a protein that's longer than expected due to chance, this gene was also in the pangolin coronavirus. This can help explain the repeated loss and gain of the gene during SARS-CoV-2's evolution. This gene also shows a strong antibody response to COVID-19 patients, this shows that the protein made by this new gene is manufactured during human infection. I think it's interesting how researchers can identify these genes. I also think these discovering these new genes will be important in coming up with more ways to combat this virus.