AMHERST, Mass. - James Robl, a professor of veterinary and animal sciences at the University of Massachusetts, is among the organizers for next week’s meeting of the International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS). Approximately 500 scientists from around the world will gather in Boston at the Copley Marriott from Sunday through Tuesday, Jan. 18-20, to present the latest research related to cloning and genetic engineering, as well as to discuss policy issues in this field. Attendees will include not just pioneers in the field of cloning, Robl says, but also many of the scientists responsible for advances in cloning and related technologies. The latest research developments, including both the vast number of legitimate uses of cloning and genetic engineering, will be discussed, along with the limitations of the technology.