Visualization of cellular processes and pathways is a key recurring requirement for effective biological data analysis. There is a considerable need for sophisticated web-based pathway viewers and editors operating with widely accepted standard formats, using the latest visualization techniques and libraries.


We developed a web-based tool named Newt for viewing, constructing and analyzing biological maps in standard formats such as SBGN, SBML and SIF.

Availability and implementation

Newt’s source code is publicly available on GitHub and freely distributed under the GNU LGPL. Ample documentation on Newt can be found on and on YouTube.

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