GENE LINKAGE By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 a tendency for genes or the genetic markers located physically close to each other on the chromosome to be inherited. The data can provide risk estimates to high risk family members. GENE LINKAGE: "Gene linkage can estimate risk." Related Psychology Terms PHYSICAL MAP GENETIC MAP Y CHROMOSOME AGE OF ONSET SINGLE-NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISM (SNP) GENOTYPE LESCH-NYHAN SYNDROME SIB-PAIR METHOD MUTATION FAMILY RESEMBLANCE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GENE LINKAGE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gene-linkage/ (accessed November 16, 2019).